Slain criminal Robbie Lawlor watched on as teen Keane Mulready Woods was murdered and dismembered
Evil hitman Robbie Lawlor attacked the 17-year-old and watched him die.
A teen murdered and dismembered in a bloody drug feud was stabbed in the neck and let bleed to death, it was revealed on Wednesday.
Keane Mulready Woods had no idea he was going to be killed after he was coaxed into a car and lured to a meeting at a nearby house, Gardai are now satisfied that evil hitman Robbie Lawlor attacked the 17-year-old and watched him die.
A second suspect then hacked up the body with an axe and put the remains into separate bags.
One bag with his limbs was dumped on a pavement in Darndale, Dublin, in January. The next day his head, hands and other body parts were found in a burnt out car in Drumcondra.
Despite extensive efforts by Gardai, his torso was never found. The brutal mutilation of the teen shocked the whole nation.
A Garda source said: “We believe Keane was stabbed in the neck by Robbie Lawlor and he watched him die.
“He wanted revenge for a mugging at a gym which Keane was involved in when he was beaten up and his flip flops taken. Another person was there and cut up the body. “
Lawlor himself was subsequently assassinated by a lone gunman in Belfast last April.
He had aligned himself with a notorious gang in the Drogheda drugs feud and was set up by the rival settled Traveller gang.
The Garda source added; “The Travellers wanted revenge – Lawlor was taken out for killing the youngster. They went to great lengths to set him up .He thought he was untouchable.”
Lawlor is suspected of murdering at least four people.
The second suspect in the Mulready Wood killing is a local Drogheda, Co Louth, man and is currently in custody awaiting trial for other serious criminal offenses. He has been interviewed by detectives.
The young drug dealer was warned by police in the days before the murder that his life was at risk. He had been a suspect in a number of petrol bomb attacks.
He was last seen alive near shops in Ballsgrove, Drogheda, at teatime on January 12, before getting into the car.
Gardai say he was then killed in a house about a mile away where Lawlor was waiting for him.
A third man has been charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of another person in connection with the teen’s murder.