On the night of January 20, 2004, Dolores McCrea kissed her daughter Sharon Walsh on the forehead, said she loved him, then said goodbye to go to the pub to play darts with her friends. Miss Sharon never thought that it would be the last time she saw her mother. Dolores was brutally murdered by her own husband, Gary McCrea.
Gary McCrea’s horrific crime rocked the small town of Ballybulgan, in County Donegal, Ireland, England, at that time. Recently, this case was told through a documentary entitled “Murder My Sweetheart: The Kill of Dolores McCrea”.
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Dolores.
Remembering the past, Ms. Sharon said the incident had a devastating impact on her family, causing her to lose both her parents and have to raise three young children on her own. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my mother and the horrors that have happened to her,” said Sharon, now 36.
Dolores met Gary at a dance in 1984 and the two quickly fell in love. After living together, the couple gave birth to 4 daughters, each Sharon, Laura, Tanya and Leona, then officially married in 1989. However, it was not a happy marriage as Mrs. Dolores had hoped.
Mrs. Dolores and 4 children were abused by Mr. Gary, treated as slaves, on Mrs. Dolores’ body, the bruises never stopped. Sharon reminisced about her childhood: “We were always afraid of doing wrong because of our father’s very harsh punishment. He beat, slapped and abused us, the scariest thing was the leather belt he wore. He hung him in the fireplace. If we did something wrong, he would beat us with leather belts We all kept our secrets.
I was sentenced to stay in an empty room for 5 days. I was given a potty, forced to use the bathroom and eat in the room. He likes to be in control and everything has to be done according to his standards. We always had to watch him get home from work, make sure dinner was ready, the house was clean, his clothes were washed and folded neatly on the bed. We’re just his slaves.”
Sharon’s mother said that the only time her father was out for work was when she and her 4 children were most comfortable, doing normal things like everyone else. But only when Mr. Gary returns home, everything is hell again.
Mrs Dolores and her four daughters.
Mrs. Sharon always saw bruises on her mother, even though Mrs. Dolores tried to hide it. While this bruise hasn’t gone away, another bruise has appeared. Mrs Dolores had never told these things to her children, but Miss Sharon understood. At the age of 14, Ms. Sharon witnessed her father brutally beating her mother, then locking her outside only to come out at night.
In 2003, Mrs Dolores was determined to keep her four daughters away from Mr Gary, but he continued to harass and threaten her. Mr. Gary called Mrs. Dolores every day, screaming into the phone, accusing Mrs. Dolores of sleeping with other men unreasonably.
On the night of January 20, 2004, Mrs. Dolores told her daughter she was going to the pub to play darts with her friends. However, until the next morning, Mrs. Dolores still had not returned, which worried the children. Ms. Sharon called and texted her mother but got no response, giving her a hunch that something was amiss. Miss Sharon called someone to go with her to look for Mrs Dolores, but there was no trace.
Mrs. Sharon then went to Mr. Gary’s house and found her mother’s car there. When Sharon questioned her father, she said Mrs Dolores left in another car, accusing her of going with another man. However, no one believed that a loving mother like Mrs. Dolores would abandon her children so suddenly.
The police quickly began investigating with the help of volunteers. The house where Mr. Gary lives is also an important site to investigate. There, police found the remains of a fire and bone fragments nearby. The police also discovered that Gary had watched a documentary about a murderer.
Via camera security, the police found that Mr. Gary went to buy 2 barrels of diesel oil. Investigators believe Gary strangled his wife to death, then doused her with oil and set her on fire. Mrs ring. Dolores was found in the ashes, along with dental records confirming this claim.
Gary was sentenced to life in prison.
In the end, Mr. Gary was charged with attempted murder. In November 2005, Gary was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.
After the case ended, 19-year-old Sharon applied to be the guardian of her three younger siblings. She is the sister and mother of his brother. Sharon is in a crisis and has to undergo psychological treatment. Now, when nearly 20 years had passed, the memory within him was still as fresh as yesterday but slightly lessened the pain.
Sharon said of her father: “I had no feelings for Gary McCrea. Biologically, he was my father but I never thought of him as a father. He never thought of the four of us. Mother was far from us.”
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