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Skeffington brothers to be laid to rest in Sligo tomorrow

It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.

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BRANDON AND SHANE Skeffington will be laid to rest in their local cemetery tomorrow morning.

The two brothers died at their Sligo home on Saturday in an incident that has been described as the ‘worst tragedy to ever hit’ the Tubbercurry area.

Nine-year-old Brandon Skeffington was found with stab wounds at the family’s house in Banada on Saturday evening. He was taken by air ambulance to hospital where he died of his injuries.

His older brother Shane, 20, was also found dead in a shed beside their home and gardaí believe he stabbed his little brother and then took his own life.

The boys were discovered by their parents when they returned to their house. They are also survived by two other siblings, 15-year-old Sharon and three-year-old Callum.

Brandon and Shane will be reposing at the family home from 1pm today until 8pm tonight. The house will be private at all other times.

The funeral is due to arrive at St Attracta’s Church in Tourlestrane on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 10.30am. The brothers will then be buried at Rhue Cemetery.

Related: Deaths of two brothers ‘the worst tragedy to ever hit’ Sligo community

Read: Post-mortems under way on brothers found dead at Sligo house>

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