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Jean McConville's children `upset and disgusted' by US production company plans to make a mini series depicting her murder

IRA murder victim Jean McConville, whose body was found at Templetown beach in Co Louth after she was `disappeared' in 1972

THE children of IRA victim Jean McConville said last night they are "upset and disgusted" to learn a US production company intends to make a mini series based on their mother's murder.

Michael McConville said: "Using what happened to our mother for entertainment is sickening. To make money out of her murder and the pain that has been in our lives ever since is cruel and obscene."

The production company which was behind the drama series `The People v OJ Simpson' and `The Assassination of Gianni Versace' told the Hollywood Reporter' they are looking for a writer to adapt the book `Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in

Northern Ireland' by Patrick Radden Keefe.

Mr McConville denounced them for treating the family as "just characters in a story to be played with and forgotten about when they move onto the next moneymaker".

"I doubt they even think of us as real people. They call it drama but for us it’s trauma."

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