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The sister of a man who died after being stabbed 183 times in a vicious, unprovoked attack says the thought of her brother begging for his life will haunt her forever.

She was speaking at the sentencing hearing of Philip Dunbar, of Glenshane Drive, Tallaght, in Dublin, who murdered Adam Muldoon in Dublin two years ago.

During the summer of 2018, Adam Muldoon was 23-years-old and homeless.

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Everyone in Tallaght knew him as ‘floater.’

The local community used to give him food and clothes. He had cerebral palsy and used a zimmerframe to get around.

On June 22nd, Philip Dunbar lured him into a Butler Park in Jobstown where he stabbed him 183 times for no reason.

Adam had defensive wounds on his arms, but wasn’t able to fight off his attacker.

Afterwards, Dunbar boasted to a friend about how he now knew what it was like to be a killer. He even claimed he had put Adam out of his misery.

At his sentencing hearing today, Adam’s sister Katie spoke about how her older brother struggled from the day he was born, but faced every obstacle head on.

She said he wouldn’t hurt a fly and didn’t deserve one second of what happened to him.

She said the image of him begging for his life haunts her, and she sometimes just sits down in the park where he was killed to cry and feel connected to him.

Shortly after Dunbar was jailed for life, Superintendent Ian Lackey said a few words on behalf of Adam’s family.

Reporting by Frank Greaney

Main image: The Garda Technical Bureau are carrying out an examination of the scene of Adam Muldoon's death.Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

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