Man ‘killed convicted sex offender before being run over and killed as he fled’

A bloke who killed a convicted sex offender was shockingly run over and killed while trying to get away.

Keiran Hamill shouted “he had it coming” after someone tried to stop him from stabbing Chris Mooney at the man's home in Co Monaghan, Northern Ireland yesterday (December 1).

According to the Irish Mirror, Mr Hamill, 37, inflicted up to a dozen knife wounds on Mr Mooney, who spent five years in prison after he was convicted of multiple charges of sexual assault against a young boy in 2003.

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The Gardai has been investigating the tragic incident, and confirmed that he ran away form the murder scene but was hit by a car as he was walking on a nearby road in Cullovile.

It has been claimed that the car had several men in it who were heading across the border to work in the Republic of Ireland, and the death is believed to have just been a tragic accident.

Mooney was released from prison in 2010 after serving jail time for abusing a boy.

The attack took place at around 6.20am, but was stopped when a relative of the victim entered the home.

It is not clear how the two men knew each other, or why the man decided to launch the attack.

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Sources say there were signs that the house had been ransacked and the room where the attack happened was covered in the victim’s blood.

Both men died at the separate scenes.

A Gardai source said: “We are satisfied that there is a connection

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They are now appealing for anyone who was in the Broomfield area, where Mr Mooney was killed, between 5am and 6.45am to contact them, and are also appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

A spokesman said: “Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Broomfield area between 5:00am and 6:45am this morning, particularly anyone with mobile phone footage or dashcam footage, to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on 042 974 0668 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.”

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