"I Hate You Mafia Killing Scammers" - Someone Killed An Irish Man In Penang & Left A Note

50-year-old Brian Patrick O' Reilly only began working in Penang two weeks ago.

A 50-year-old information technology manager from Ireland was found dead in his condominium unit in Penang yesterday, 4 March

50-year-old Brian Patrick O'Reilly.

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The victim, identified as Brian Patrick O'Reilly, was staying in a unit at Bangunan MBF along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road), George Town.

O'Reilly was an employee of Singapore-based First Lookout Marketing, reported New Straits Times.

A property agent for the company had discovered the victim's blood-soaked body sprawled in the master bedroom

On the orders of the company, the property victim brought a locksmith to break into the victim's unit after he previously failed to contact O'Reilly multiple times.
 
"The deceased is believed to have been dead for less than 24 hours before he was found," said Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang.

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According to New Straits Times, checks by police showed that the victim's hands were bound with a shoestring and his legs were bound with a piece of cloth.

Che Zaimani said the deceased is believed to have been hit with a pot and frying pan, stabbed in his stomach, and slashed on his neck.

O'Reilly had started working at his Penang office only two weeks ago.

The murderer had also left a note at the scene of the crime

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The note reads, "I respected the police and still do but justice sometimes has to be gained. I hate you mafia killing scamers (sic), I love my girl and she is [illegible]."

It was written on a piece of paper seemingly torn from popular self-help book 'The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F*ck', reported The Straits Times.

"A check of the man's home found a safe in one of the rooms had been ransacked and there were signs of a struggle," Che Zaimini told Bernama, reported theSun.

Prior to the discovery, the property agent had tried to visit the victim on Saturday, 2 March

"As soon as they knocked on the door, a fair-skinned man walked out, informing them the deceased was unwell and all appointments had to be cancelled," Che Zaimani told New Straits Times.

He added that checks on the closed circuit television camera (CCTV) in the lobby of the condominium showed four men, including the deceased, entering a lift to his unit on level 12 on the evening of Friday, 1 March. All four men left the building several minutes later.

The victim's body being taken away by police.

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"Early on Saturday, a man had registered himself to go up to the deceased’s unit," said Che Zaimani.

"And around noon the same day, a man, carrying a suitcase and believed to be the suspect, left the building in an Audi."

The case is being investigated for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

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