Inquest Opens Into Kanturk Murder-Suicide


An inquest opens today into the murder-suicide deaths of a father and his two sons that shook the North Cork community of Kanturk. 

Witnesses, Gardaí and local people with knowledge of the events will give evidence at the inquest of Mark O’Sullivan, his father Tadg and his brother Diarmuid. 

Mark O’Sullivan (25) was asleep in his bedroom when he was shot dead by his father, Tadg (59), and younger brother, Diarmuid (23), early on October 26 last year.

Tadg and Diarmuid were later found dead near an old fort close to the farmhouse. It’s believed there had been tensions in the family over her will in the months before the shooting.

A 12-page letter to his mother which detailed how angry he was over her decision to favour Mark in her will was found strapped to Diarmuid’s leg.

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