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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

Matthew de Grood, Calgary man who killed five people while in a psychotic state, granted new freedoms

Supervised walks are among new freedoms recently granted to the man responsible for killing five Calgarians.

In a decision released Tuesday by the Alberta Review Board, Matthew de Grood has been granted additional liberties while detained at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre, consisting of supervised grounds privileges and permission to leave the facility to attend medical appointments.

The decision comes a little less than two weeks after a review panel convened to gauge de Grood’s progress in his mental health treatments.

Last May, a Calgary court found him not criminally responsible for the April 2014 stabbing deaths of Jordan Segura, Lawrence Hong, Kaiti Perras, Joshua Hunter and Zackariah Rathwell at a Brentwood house party — killings carried out while de Grood was in a psychotic state.

Testimony during his trial stated he carried out the killings because he believed the world was about to end, and was locked in mortal battles with

Read more at: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/matthew-de-grood-calgary-man-who-killed-five-people-while-in-a-psychotic-state-granted-new-freedoms