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Seamus McDonald

Seamus’s parents – his father Mervyn and his mother Rosaleen – were murdered by the UDA on the 9th of July 1976 in their family home in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.  Seamus was 2 years old and his sister Maggie was 6 months old.  Both witnessed the gunmen shooting first their father then their mother.  The killers had carried out a dummy run several weeks previously, posing as Bible salesmen.  The murder was believed to be an attempt to drive catholics out of the area.