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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 11:31:18 +0000 (UTC)

From The Cork Examiner, 30 December 1862 -

ON last Sunday evening, Anne Donoghue, the wife
of a labouring man named Cornelius Donoghue,
died at her residence in Bailey's-lane. Dr. Curtis,
jun., who had attended the woman in her illness,
suspected that all was not right, and having
communicated his suspicions to the police,
Donoghue, deceased's husband, was arrested on
yesterday on a charge of poisoning her. As far as
we can learn, the following are the particulars of the
case:--Deceased, who was a young woman about
30 years of age, was seized with vomiting and
violent pains in the abdomen. Immediately after the
seizure, the prisoner's sister, who lived in the house,
states that the prisoner gave the deceased a drink of
some cold coffee which was in the room. After
getting the drink the fits of vomiting and violent pains
in the abdomen became more frequent and violent,
and she was so bad on Saturday morning that it
became necessary to send for Dr. Curtis. Dr. Curtis
promptly attended to the call, and prescribed the
remedies he considered proper, but the woman
never rallied, and died in great pain late on Sunday
evening. An inquest was held to-day by Mr.
Coroner Gallwey on the body, at Mr. M'Sweeny's
public-house, in Fair-lane. The Coroner announced
that a post mortem examination had been held on
the body of the deceased, and that the stomach and
its contents had been submitted for analysis to Dr.
Blyth, of the Queen's College, and that he should
pospone the case until Dr. Blyth was able to
communicate the results of the analysis, which he
believed would be in about ten days. The inquest
was accordingly adjourned and the prisoner
removed in custody. The prisoner and his wife had
been married about 3 years, and it is said did not
live very happily together. They had one child about
18 months old, and the deceased was in an advanced
state of pregnancy at the time of her death.

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