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Hawe family murder inquest: Psychotic dad Alan Hawe killed to hide secret shame as details of mental illness revealed

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

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/hawe-family-murder-inquest-psychotic-11723554

Hawe family murder inquest: Alan Hawe was stressed about conflict with colleague in weeks leading up to killings

Mass killer Alan Hawe had been feeling stressed and isolated about a conflict with a colleague in the weeks leading up to killing his wife and children.

His doctor Paula McKevitt revealed on Tuesday that he was suffering from insomnia and that she had prescribed him sleeping tablets to help.

She told the Coroner’s Court in Cavan: “I prescribed him some sleeping tablets.

“He said he was not looking to be off work sick and would be ok if he could just get through the next few days.

“He was going to Italy and was looking forward to it.”

Dr McKevitt asked Hawe was his wife Clodagh aware of his concerns and he confirmed she was.

He did not return to his GP before killing his family 40 days later before and taking

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Inquest into Manchester Arena mass murderer Salman Abedi opened and adjourned

An inquest into the death of Manchester Arena mass murderer Salman Abedi was opened and adjourned by a coroner today in a court hearing lasting five minutes.

A Greater Manchester Police detective told senior Manchester coroner Nigel Meadows that Abedi, 22, detonated an ‘improvised explosive device’ in the City Room at the Arena at 10.31pm on May 22.

Detective Chief Inspector David Warren, reading from a statement during the brief hearing at the coroner’s court at Manchester Town Hall, said the force of the resulting explosion ‘severely disrupted’ his body and he died at the scene.

The City Room within the venue was described as a large foyer area immediately outside the Arena with exits to the underground car park and via a concourse to Manchester Victoria railway station.

At the time of the explosion, the court heard it was full of people leaving the building after a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.


Read more at: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salman-abedi-manchester-bomber-inquest-13195844