The elderly mother of a man murdered by the UDA spoke of her fears for the life of her other son, who was told that an attack by loyalists is “imminent”.
Lenn Quinn, 47, was found dead in his Carrickfergus flat last December after a violent attack.
Mr. Quinn, who was terminally ill, died alone and suffered horrific head and facial injuries, as well as 14 broken ribs and a broken collarbone after a fierce attack with baseball bats and a metal bar. His killers laughed as they left him dying in a pool of blood.
Mr. Quinn’s brother, Martin, was later threatened for speaking out against his brother’s killers.
The police have now told him that a new threat has been made against him.
Mom Ellen Quinn, 76, said last night “her life would be over” if anything happened to her surviving son. “It was bad enough with Glenn – I didn’t say goodbye to Glenn, I didn’t hold him – he just died on the kitchen floor and I couldn’t say goodbye to him. Or hold him.
“I don’t want Martin to get that over,” she told UTV.
“It’s my worst nightmare. I talked to him and said “be careful, be careful”
“These people are psychopaths. I’m afraid of Martin.
“If I could lock him in the house, I would,” she said.
Martin Quinn said he took the new threat seriously.
“I just asked for justice – and now I’m threatened.
Glenn was threatened on December 29 – and killed a week later.
What will happen to me a week later? ‘, He said.
“I was told that elements within the UDA of Southeastern Antrim were intended to carry out a violent attack – and firearms cannot be ruled out.
“I felt sick and angry.
Keep in mind that Glenn received a warning from the same individuals and that Glenn was dead a week later.
“So I have to take it seriously,” said the retired official.
Member of Parliament Sammy Wilson condemned the threat against Mr. Quinn.
“The Quinn family has suffered enough, and those who made this threat don’t belong in NI.
“The community is with the Quinn family and anyone seeking justice,” said Antrim’s eastern MP last night. ‘