Saturday, July 31, 2010
Irish grandmother parades murdered husband's skull on pitchfork...
An Irish grandmother murdered her husband before digging up his body and parading his skull around on a pitchfork.
Vera McGrath, from County Westmeath, threw a party to celebrate killing her husband Brian, who was beaten to death by her and former son-in-law Colin Pinder in 1987, The Irish Sun reports.
McGrath was found guilty of murder at Central Criminal Court yesterday and will be jailed for life.
Pinder, 47, was convicted over Mr McGrath's manslaughter and will be sentenced in November.
Pinder's son Leon told The Irish Sun his "devil" grandmother boasted to him about the killing.
"She decided to burn the body — they had a party when they did it. At one stage my grandfather's head was on a pitchfork and held up," Mr Pinder, 22, said.
"Vera danced around the fire. The skull was smashed to pieces — I was told it was nearly smashed to dust."
Mr Pinder said his gran also told him how the victim pleaded for his life before he was beaten to death by McGrath and his father.
Acknowledgements: MSN News