In­quest into Hawe mur­der sui­cide set for De­cem­ber

Evil killer left note ex­plain­ing ac­tions

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY JILLY BEAT­TIE j.beat­tie@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A DATE has been set for the in­quest into the mur­ders of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons – and the sui­cide of her killer hus­band Alan.

Deputy school prin­ci­pal Hawe, 40, killed teacher Clodagh, 39, and their kids Liam, 14, Niall, 11, and six-year-old Ryan in Au­gust last year. He left a num­ber of notes claim­ing to ex­plain his bru­tal ac­tions and re­quested that his ashes be scat­tered at sea. Dr Mary Flana­gan’s of­fice at the Coroner Ser­vice con­firmed Mon­day, De­cem­ber 18, as a pro­vi­sional date for the in­quest into the five deaths. The hear­ing is ex­pected to last for four days and comes more than 15 months af­ter the killings that shocked Ire­land. On the night Sun­day, Au­gust 28, 2016, Hawe gath­ered weapons be­fore he at­tacked and killed his wife as she browsed on­line for fam­ily holidays. He then killed his sons in their py­ja­mas and trans­ferred money from shared bank ac­counts into an ac­count in his name. He left a note ex­plain­ing his ac­tions, pinned an­other note to a door and then hanged him­self. The fol­low­ing day, Clodagh’s mother ar­rived at the house to find the note which warned the finder not to en­ter the house but to call gardai.

BRU­TAL Killer Alan Hawes

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