Open verdict in Clancy death inquest
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 02:24 PM
A jury has returned an open verdict into the death of Shane Clancy, who fatally stabbed a man in Co Wicklow before turning the knife on himself.
The 22-year-old from Dalkey in Dublin fatally stabbed Sebestian Creane on August 16 last at his home in Bray.
After Clancy broke up with Jennifer Hannigan he told her father that he was put on this planet to be with her.
She said he changed after she started seeing Creane who ended up in Clancy's company on a night out last August.
In the early hours of the following morning, Clancy fatally stabbed Creane, attacked his brother Dylan as well as Ms Hannigan before turning the knife on himself.
Shane was on anti-depressants at the time and his mother Leonie Fennell believed they were the cause of his agitated state that night.
In recording the open verdict delivered by the jury, Wicklow county coroner Cathal Louth said Clancy had obviously been a very troubled young man.
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