Thursday, 30 April 2015
Maurice Bo BO Ward
We are once again urging anyone who has information on the murder of Maurice ‘Bo Bo’ Ward to contact the police. Bo Bo was shot dead just hours after he finished writing #RoughJustice in April 2002. His book, which became a bestsellers In Ireland, recounted Bo Bo’s incarceration in Upton Industrial School, Co Cork, the sex abuse and violence he suffered at the hands of the religious there, and what drove him to turn his back on crime to campaign for the victims of childsexual abuse. Bo Bo was murdered by two masked on the night of April 28, 2002. His killers kicked in his front door, forced him to kneel on the ground before they shot him at point blank range in front of his five young children. His murder remains unsolved. Bo Bo never got to see the publication of Rough Justice but we hope he was proud of it. RIP Bo Bo.