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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Connaught Journal; Nov 4, 1840
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 18:59:49 -0600


An inquest was held some days since before Mrs. Rutledge and a jury, on
the body of Patt Fallen, who was killed by a loaded cart passing over his
body, at Knock, Barony of Costello. It appeared from the evidence that the
deceased, a boy of three or four years old, was sitting on the road near his
father's house, when a cart loaded with turf passed over his body and killed
him on the spot. The jury returned a verdict accordingly, and placed a
deodand of one pound on the horse and cart. The driver, who was the owner,
should be severely punished. Why is he allowed to escape after causing by
his carelessness the death of the child?
An inquest was held last week before the same Coroner upon the body of
Mary Keary, aged three years, who fell into a well and was drowned. The Jury
returned a verdict of accidental death. Here are two children lost by
culpable negligence on the part of their parents.
MURDER- Pat Heyland and John Nally are in custody charged with the
murder of a man named Hansboro', whom they waylaid and beat to death on his
return from the last fair of Donsmons.--Mayo Constitution.

Cathy Joynt Labath
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