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#Murder Investigation

# murder-investigation - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Gardaí investigating Cork murder find €30k in cash

Darren Falsey, 36, was found shot dead at his rented home in Carrigaline, Co Cork, last week.

# murder-investigation - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Murder investigation launched after man's body found in Co Clare

One man has been arrested in connection with the death and gardaí say the area remains sealed off pending a technical examination.

# murder-investigation - Thursday 14 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The public sector under fire; Japanese suffer ‘earthquake sickness’ and is Ryan Tubridy off to the BBC?

# murder-investigation - Friday 1 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.

# murder-investigation - Friday 25 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: British police may investigate Neil Prendeville; how Barack Obama was locked out of the White House and the cheating scandal that’s rocking the chess world.

# murder-investigation - Monday 21 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition forces claim to have destroyed Gaddafi’s command centre; plans for a supercasino on the banks of the Liffey and the ‘gay cure’ iPhone app that got a 4+ rating from Apple.

# murder-investigation - Thursday 24 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.

# murder-investigation - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: police in Mauritius probe crime ring connection to Michaela’s death; was Lenihan lying when he said he supported Cowen? And the dress everyone’s talking about.

# murder-investigation - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Joanna Yeates probably knew her killer, say parents (Video) Joanna Yeates This post contains videos

Joanna Yeates probably knew her killer, say parents (Video)

David and Theresa Yeates appeal to “armchair detectives” who have noticed someone acting out of character since the killing to come forward, saying her killer could strike again.

# murder-investigation - Friday 14 January, 2011

One arrested in Cork murder inquiry

Investigation launched after body of a man discovered in a house fire in Youghal, Co Cork early yesterday morning.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Cowen under fire as questions about his relationship with Anglo refuse to go away; the body of Michaela is brought home, and why piracy might be the next economic growth area.

# murder-investigation - Saturday 7 August, 2010

THE MOTHER OF THREE children found dead at a flat in Edinburgh has been charged with their murder, the Independent reports.

The bodies of Gianluca, 8, Augustino, 8, and Cecilia Riggi, 5, were found after reports of an explosion at their home. Police later said they found no evidence of an explosion or gas leak.

The children’s mother, Theresa Riggi, fell two stories from the building and was found by emergency services on the street outside. She remains in stable condition in hospital.

Riggi had been involved in a legal battle with the children’s father for their custody. Her husband had reported Riggi and his children missing on 11 July after she left their home and he was unable to contact her.

Riggi and the children were finally traced to the Edinburgh apartment on July 21.

# murder-investigation - Thursday 5 August, 2010

THE MOTHER OF three young children who died in an apparent gas explosion at an Edinburgh flat yesterday is to be questioned by police.

The children have been named as eight-year-old twins, Gianluca and Augustino Riggi, and their sister Cecilia, who was three.

Their mother, Theresa – who had been involved in a legal battle with the children’s father over the question of their custody – was injured in the incident, and is recovering in hospital, where she is expected to begin helping police piece together what happened.

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Post-mortem examinations will be used by police to determine whether to launch a murder investigation. Reports today suggested the three children were already dead when a small fire broke out in the building.

Police confirmed there was no evidence of a gas leak in the flat.

A spokesman for the Lothian and Borders force said:

The deaths are suspicious and a criminal and forensic investigation is under way. The results of the post-mortems are awaited to determine the cause of deaths.

The children’s father has been interviewed by police but is said not to be a suspect.

One neighbour told the Guardian he saw a woman plunge off the balcony. The 21-year-old, who did not want to be named, said he was in his living room, next door to the flat, when he heard screaming.

It was really bad big screaming – the sort of screaming you would only do if a death or something very, very bad had happened.

He smelt gas, and asked a handyman who was doing some work for him to investigate what happened.

When the handyman came back out he was crying. I don’t know what he saw – I don’t want to know. I came back out and she was standing on the third-floor balcony. She was holding her arms, like she was already injured. She was crying and screaming. There were about five of us standing saying to [her] ‘don’t do it, don’t jump’.

Then she jumped off. My neighbour tried to catch her and she kind of landed on his arms. I think he’s a bit bruised but okay. She was lying on the floor and I left the scene, it was just too much. I don’t think she was jumping to save herself.