Shocking Murder (14 October 1859)

County Cork

SHOCKING MURDER. – The village of Cloyne was a scene of horrid murder, resulting, we understand, out of a drunken brawl. It appears a nailor named Clayton, and Molony, a shoemaker together with several others, had a row in the street about eleven o’clock, on Tuesday night, when Keating finding his party were getting the worst of it, procurred a razor with which he all but severed the head from Molony’s body, causing instant death. The murderer has since been arrested – he is a married man with a large family, the deceased was unmarried. – Cork Enquirer

Source: Shocking Murder, The Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland, p. 3, 14 October 1859.

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