Kerry triple murder-suicide: separate funeral to be held for victims


A separate funeral will be held for the victims of the murder-suicide in Kerry that claimed the lives of three members of the O’Sullivan family.

Ossie O’Sullivan shot his 24-year-old son, Jamie, in his bedroom before killing his partner Eileen, then himself in a double murder-suicide at their Kilfeighney home, Lixnaw, investigations have been established.

The bodies of Eileen (56) and Jamie were handed over to funeral directors in Ballyduff, RTÉ reported.

No final arrangements have yet been made as relatives have to travel from the UK.

It is understood that the funeral of Mossie O’Sullivan (63) will be strictly private and will be handled by separate funeral directors.

At this point, Gardaí does not believe a suicide note was left and has not discovered any financial issues that would explain a possible motive for the murders.

Local officers were alerted to the Kilfeighney tragedy near Lixnaw in North Kerry on Tuesday evening after a worried neighbor made the shocking discovery.

At around 8:30 p.m., Jamie and his mother were found dead from gunshot wounds in separate rooms of the house.

Following a search, their father and partner, Maurice ‘Mossie’ O’Sullivan (63), was found in a nearby field.

His legally detained shotgun was found with the body.

The victims are believed to have died up to 24 hours before their bodies were discovered.

Despite extensive research, Gardaí found no suicide note that would help determine a motive for the murders.

At this point, the Guardians also don’t believe Mossie O’Sullivan was suffering from any major health issues.

Gardaí is not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and will prepare a case for the local coroner.


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