Gardaí believe men in Cork murder-suicide chose to let woman survive

Anne O’Sullivan had phone taken from her and smashed as she tried to flee Kanturk farm

The funeral of Tadg O’Sullivan and son Diarmuid was held  in Castlemagner, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The funeral of Tadg O’Sullivan and son Diarmuid was held in Castlemagner, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí investigating a murder-suicide which left three members of the same family dead in a row over inheritance believe the killers deliberately chose to allow the woman at the centre of the row to survive the tragedy.

Gardaí believe following postmortems on the bodies of Tadg O’Sullivan (59) and his sons, Mark (26) and Diarmuid (23), and preliminary ballistic tests that Mr O’Sullivan snr and Diarmuid shot Mark in his bedroom in their family farmhouse at Raheen, Kanturk at around 6.40am on Monday.

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