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THE MURDER OF A WARDER OF KIL- MAINHAM GAOL. The Dublin correspondent of the Times gives the following:— A very determined murder was perpetrated at midnight on Saturday close to Kilmaiuhatn Gaol, near Dublin, the murdered man being a warder of the prison, named Gettins or Gethins. A beerhouse- keeper, of rather notorious character, has been arrested en suspicion of being the murderer. The murder or manslaughter was accomplished by stab- bing, apparently with a common pocket-knife, and by a wound in the region of the heart. The Daily Express, of this date, gives the following particulars of this mysterious crime :— It appears from the statement of the unfortunate man's wife that, at an early hour in the evening, he left his own residence in company with Patrick Meehan, a grocer residing in Great Brunswick-street. They, according to her account, went out together for the purpose of having a walk. She did not afterwards see her husband alive. At about 12 o'clock another warder, who resides immediately opposite the prison, applied to the guard of the gaol for some brandy, which he said he wanted for a sick man. The guard replied that he had none, but directed him to a policeman, who was at a short distance, and who, he said, would procure the brandy if necessary. The policeman then went with him, and found the deceased lying in the house of the second warder in a dying state. The second war- der's wife was in the room, and her account is that, hearing a noise outside the house, she proceeded to the hall, and found Gethins there trying to make his way into the house. The deceased called out to her I am stabbed.' He came into the room, and she laid him down on the floor, placing a pillow under his head, and bathed his forehead with water. The policemsn proceeded to Steeven's Hospital for medical aid. Dr. Tyner, resident surgeon, and Mr. H. Purcell went im- mediately to the house where the wounded man was lying. On their arrival they found that life was quite extinct. They also found, on examining the body, that deceased had lost his life by being stabbed with a sharp instrument about an inch under the nipple of the left breast. Death must have been almost in- stantaneous. While they were there, the carman who drove the policeman to the hospital and back again found a pocket-knife on the floor of the hall, just in- side the door. The blade was smeared with blood, and corresponded with the cuts in the clothes of the deceased, on which there was a great quantity of blood." Gethins was formerly gun-room steward on board her Majesty's ship Royal George at Kingstown, where he was found to be a quiet and inoffensive man. He was the son of a naval warrant officer. In the course of the day some further particulars of the murder transpired. The person directly charged with the murder, Patrick Meehan, was previously unacquainted with Gethins, and met him a short period before the fatal occurrence in the house of O'Connor, another warder of Kilmainham Gaol, with whom he had been out during the evening. An altercation arose between himself and Gethins in O'Connor's during the progress of which some bad language was used. The parties adjourned to the hall, which is scarcely larger in size than the interior of a cab, and here an encounter took place. Gethins called out that he was stabbed, and on the people within the house proceeding to the loeality it was found that he was dying. He died in a few minutes afterwards. Meehan received an injury in the right eye. Immediately after the scuffle Meehan took a cab, driven by a man named Fitzpatrick, who resides in Clarendon. street, and with his child pro- ceeded homewards. On the road he called on a medi- cal man and had his eye dressed.




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