1 July 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Michael McDonnell

A 47-year-old general labourer was charged with murder on Tuesday last, following the death of an elderly man from Carrickroe in north Monaghan at a psychiatric ward attached to Cavan General Hospital.
Local people in the wider north Monaghan area were shocked and saddened at the death of Michael Treanor, aged 82, a farmer from Davagh, Carrickroe who had been cared for at the unit in Cavan for about four months.
The Northern Standard understands that Mr Treanor, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was to have been transferred to the Castleross Nursing Home in south Monaghan within the next few days.
The pensioner, who had been living on his own on the farm in Carrickroe since the death of his sister about 10 years ago had been found dead at 7am on Monday morning.
Gardai were immediately contacted by shocked hospital staff, and another patient in the psychiatric unit, Ian Harmon (47) was subsequently arrested.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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