Sligo man guilty of killing teenage girl

May 27, 2009 Full story: The Irish Times 6

A SLIGO man has been found guilty of killing a 14-year-old girl. A jury of six men and six women took nearly 51 2 hours over three days to find Ronald McManus not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Melissa Mahon.

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Nick

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 May 28, 2009
Killing a girl and dumping the body, especially of a 14 yr old in my mind is- or at least should be a hanging offense.
I know many people would throw their hands in the air and say that my suggestion or thoughts on this would be an exaggerated solution to a problem but, to then threaten to kill his own daughter for giving truthful evidence against him is just disgusting.
What was the motivation for the killing? Surely a life or even two lives as in this case are worth more.
Rest in peace Melissa Mahon.
Jupiter

Dublin, Ireland

#2 May 29, 2009
Actually he was found not guilty of threatening his daughter, consequently one can assume the jury did not believe his daughters evidence, this would also explain why he found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
Rest in peace Melissa Mahon.
lisa ex wife of r dunbar

Dagenham, UK

#3 May 31, 2009
jupiter do not know why you are standing up for the child killer at the end of the day he did it wheter it was murder or manslaughter he still took a defenceless young girls life & you cant comment on saying he got acquitted threatening one of my daughters you didnt live with him for eight years and they should bring back hanging i did not know you but rest in pace seetheart Melissa Mahon x
Jupiter

Dublin, Ireland

#4 Jun 1, 2009
lisa ex wife of r dunbar wrote:
jupiter do not know why you are standing up for the child killer at the end of the day he did it wheter it was murder or manslaughter he still took a defenceless young girls life & you cant comment on saying he got acquitted threatening one of my daughters you didnt live with him for eight years and they should bring back hanging i did not know you but rest in pace seetheart Melissa Mahon x
I sypathise totally with the plight of the Mahon family. I also believe Dunbar should get life.
However if Dunbar is the scumbag you claim it begs the question WHY DID YOU FECK OFF AND LEAVE THOSE GIRLS WITH HIM?
To my mind you as a guilty as he is
danny

Dublin, Ireland

#5 Nov 27, 2009
i lived with dunbars daughterv 4 3 yrs and hav a son 2 her...what he did to that young girl is just sumtin u wud widn want to no a bout we r all scared 4rm all of dis his ex wife she shudn be gtn involved she dumped her kids she same as him i feel sorri thatv dem girls hav to go trew mre heart ache with sexual abuse dis year whan will dis ever b over
Hannah

Northampton, UK

#6 Nov 21, 2010
melissa baby, rip. i wasnt lucky enough to meet you before you were taken from us, but by what the family have said you were lovely, they all say how much i would have loved and got on with you! see you soon angel!<3<3.

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