|TULLAMORE MURDER CHARGE|
| The Leinster Winter Assizes were resumed at
Green street Courthouse before Mr. Justice Kenny on Friday last.
The trial was continued of John Raleigh, a young man of the farming class, who last Thursday pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with the murder of his father, Patrick Raleigh, at Cappancur, a short distance outside Tullamore, King's County, on the 8th June last.
Messrs. J. B. Powell, K.C. ; Wm. Carrigan, K.C., and Dudley White, K.C. (instructed by Mr. Richard F. Barry, Crown Solicitor, King's County) prosecuted, and the prisoner was defended by Messrs. James Chambers, K.C., M.P., and Cecil Florde (instructed by Messrs. Hoey and Denning).
Sergeant Philip Ahearn, R.I.C., examined by Mr. Dudley White, K.C., gave evidence that on June 8th he was cycling from Tullamore towards Cappancur with Head Constable Stewart, when they met the prisoner. Alluding to his father, prisoner said that he must have shot himself, and that he was uneasy in his mind because of the receipt of threatening letters. Raleigh went on to say that he heard a shot in the morning, and on going down the stairs saw his father at the bottom. The prisoner's remarks gave witness the impression that the elder Raleigh was yet alive at the time of the conversation. Witness and the Head Constable proceeded to Raleigh's house, and after visiting the kitchen, where they saw Mrs. Patrick Raleigh and three children, went to the bedroom of deceased, whose body was lying on the back on the bed covered with bedclothes and shirt. On June 9th witness conveyed a verbal message from the coroner to the prisoner that he could not adjourn the inquest. Later that evening the prisoner wrote a letter to the coroner.
|SUGGESTED POLICE TRAP|
| Cross-examined by Mr. James Chambers,
witness said that he was not sent to get a message from the prisoner, but to convey one to him to the effect
that the coroner could not adjourn the inquest to suit the prisoner. Witness suggested that the prisoner
should write a letter framing some excuse. Witness admitted that he was sent to the prisoner by the
Was not the purpose of your visit to get him to write that? The principal purpose, yes.
|CLARE R.I.C. VOLUNTEERS.
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
|The following officers and men of the Clare Royal Irish Constabulary have volunteered for Lord Kitchener's Army :District Inspector Carroll, Kilrush, who has received a captaincy in the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers; District Inspector Rodwell, Sixmilebridge; Constables Justin O'Neill, Carron; Richard Barrett, Corofin; Con Ahearn, Newhall; P. J. Callaghan, Whitegate; A. C. Johnston, Kilrush; Matt. Tierney, Ballymacloon; James Reilly, Ballymacloon; Rischard Howlett, Quin; John Mannion and Thomas A. Love, Bodyke.|
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