'Two wrongs don't make a right': Keith Greaney's family want justice, not revenge

'Two wrongs don't make a right': Keith Greaney's family want justice, not revenge
Keith Greaney was beaten and set on fire at his home in Mayfield.

The family of Keith Greaney, the Cork man who was doused in petrol and set alight, said they do not intend to retaliate and are simply looking for those responsible for the attack to be brought to justice.

Speaking to RedFM's Mick Mulcahy earlier today, Keith Greaney's first cousin Shane expressed his concerns about those responsible for the attack saying, "they shouldn’t be able to walk the streets."

He said that the family are leaving it in the hands of the Gardaí to ensure justice is served and added that the family will not retaliate for what was done to their loved one saying, "two wrongs don’t make a right."

Keith Greaney (23), a father of three from the Dunard Estate, Lotamore, Mayfield, was, savagely beaten, doused with petrol, and set alight in the early hours of Monday.

"They had him in a coma for the last few days but they woke him up yesterday and when he woke up he didn’t know his surroundings," Shane said.

He continued to add that his cousin was in a state of great distress and had to be restrained by a nurse who got injured in her endeavours.

The scene at Dunard Estate, Lotamore, Mayfield, where Keith Greaney was savagely beaten, doused with petrol, and set alight. Picture: Damian Coleman. 
The scene at Dunard Estate, Lotamore, Mayfield, where Keith Greaney was savagely beaten, doused with petrol, and set alight. Picture: Damian Coleman. 

Shane said Keith believed he was still being attacked when he woke up and is "very anxious to get out of the hospital".

He is now going for surgery on his hands today which were very badly damaged during the incident.

The consent for surgery was given by his sister, his next of kin as Keith's parents are deceased.

This will be the first of many surgeries Keith will need, but as well as his physical condition, Shane said the family are also very concerned for his mental wellbeing.

"We're really worried about what way he’ll be mentally when he comes around," he said. 

Keith has also suffered a lung infection, due to smoke inhalation. 

Speaking on air, Shane thanked the people of Cork for their support since the incident. 

He described his cousin as a loving father whose "children are his world" and said the family are constantly praying for him. 

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