‘My heart will be in pain for life’, Marioara Rostas’ mother says
Brother of murdered teenager feels ‘dreadful pain deep down’ in his soul
Marioara Rostas’ father Dumitru (Black shirt), brother Alexander (second from the left) and her mother Marioara Snr (Green scarf). Her father has said he regrets coming to Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts.
The mother of murdered teenager Marioara Rostas said her heart will be “in pain for life” and “ aches” for her daughter.
Marioara Rostas Snr and her family were speaking to RTÉ’s Prime Time in an interview aired last night after a man was found not guilty of the 18-year-old’s murder in Dublin six years ago.
Her younger brother Dimitru Rostas, the last person in the family to see her, said he was “sad all the time”. He would feel a “dreadful pain deep down” in his soul for the rest of his life, he told Prime Time through an interpreter.
“My sister and I were together at the roundabout to beg and in two seconds she was no longer there. And she doesn’t exist any longer. A pain for me it’s very painful,” he said.
Her father, Dimitru Rostas Snr, said, through an interpreter, that he regretted coming to Ireland. “If I knew this was going to happen I never would have come. I would rather have died at home than to come to Ireland if I knew my daughter was going to be killed here,” he said.
However he did not condemn the Irish people because they “didn’t do me any wrong” and “when I came to beg people helped us and gave us money,” he said.
A visibly emotional Marioara Rostas Snr, mother of 15 children, said her heart ached when she cooked and saw her daughter was no longer at the dinner table. “My children also cry after her and their heart aches. She was my good daughter,” she said.
The teenager died of four gunshot wounds to her head and her body was buried in a shallow grave. The trial heard that the victim was Roma from very poor circumstances in Romania
On January 6th, 2008, just a fortnight after her arrival here, the family was begging in central Dublin when her brother testified to the court that he saw her talking to a man in a car who told her he would take her for food. The family never saw her alive again. Her remains were found in 2012.
Alan Wilson (35), a Dublin criminal, from New Street Gardens, had pleaded not guilty to her murder at Brabazon Street, The Coombe, Dublin, on January 7th or 8th, 2008. He was yesterday found not guilty in the Central Criminal Court of her murder .