INQUEST VERDICTS ON CARRICK SUDDEN DEATHS

12 July 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A verdict of death by misadventure was returned at two separate inquests in Carrickmacross last Thursday on members of two respected local families who were found dead in their dwellings.
The first inquest at Carrickmacross Courthouse was into the sudden death of a 42-year-old man whose body was discovered on the floor of a kitchen at his residence in the town on February 12th last year.

The inquest was conducted by the Coroner for Cavan/Monaghan, Dr. Mary Flanagan, Castleblayney, sitting with a jury, on Martin Crawley, of 6 Bothar Corran Eanna, Carrickmacross.
Sergt. David Forde, Carrickmacross represented the gardai.

The coroner’s court heard that Crawley was discovered on the floor by his son, Barry, and was later pronounced dead.

A pathology report indicated the deceased had no signs of any recent injuries, but had a high level of alcohol in his system, and might have choked while consuming meat. There was also evidence he had taken some therapeutic drugs, but not an overdose.

The foreman of the jury, Mr. Fergus Lane, joined the Coroner, Dr. Flanagan, and Sergt. Forde, in extending sympathy to the deceased’s family on the sudden death of Mr. Crawley.

MOTHER FOUND SON DEAD IN BED
THE tragic discovery by a mother of her 44-year-old son dead in bed at his home was revealed at the second inquest in the South Monaghan town on the late Shane Conlon, St. Macartans’ Villas, Carrickmacross, whose death occurred on March 7th last.

A verdict of death from misadventure was …

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