Details of mass killer Alan Hawe’s secret shame look set to remain private after his suicide notes were left unread in a coroner’s court.
He had detailed in a three page, handwritten letter his reasons for taking the lives of his wife and children and his subsequent suicide.
A copy of his letter which referred to information about his “fall from grace” was handed to a jury sitting in his inquest, but the details were not made public.
The jury of six women and one man concluded teacher Clodagh Hawe, 39, and her sons, Liam, 14, Niall, 11 and six-year-old Ryan, had all been unlawfully killed in their home in August 2016.
And they said Hawe, who killed his family using his bare hands, two knives and an axe, took his own life.
The jury foreman delivered the verdict, her voice trembling with emotion.
Following the case, Clodagh’s mother Mary Coll and sister