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Shock In Fermanagh After Suspected Murder-Suicide Of Local Man And Woman

By Sarah

May 16, 2017 at 8:23am

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A local community are in shock after the deaths of a man and woman are thought to be from an apparent murder-suicide in Co. Fermanagh.

The Irish Independent reports that the deaths of the 51-year-old woman 55-year-old are being investigated by detectives, and the PSNI have released a statement saying they are treating the death of the woman as a murder.

It's understood a third victim, believed to be the woman's 30-year-old son who has Down Syndrome, suffered stab wounds in the abdomen during the attack and was taken by ambulance to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen where he remains in a stable condition. 

It is also understood that man whose body was discovered in the house was known to the woman.

The PSNI statement reads:

 "Post mortem examinations will be carried out in due course and at this stage we are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. Although our enquiries are at an early stage, we are threating the death of the woman as murder.

"The injuries to a man, aged in his 30’s, who was also in the house at the time of the incident and who suffered stab wounds to his abdomen, is being treated as attempted murder. He is currently in hospital in a stable condition."

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