Caravan park murder recalled

A MAN who was murdered four years ago in a caravan park in Rosslare died from multiple stab wounds and injuries to the head and face, according to the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy.

Professor Cassidy gave evidence of the cause of death at an inquest before the Coroner for South Wexford into the killing of Anthony Cullen (37) of 18 Hantoon Road, Maudlintown.

Mr. Cullen was found dead outside a mobile home in the Burmah Caravan Park in the early hours of April 8, 2007.

Inspector Pat McDonald said gardai were notified of the death at 3.33 a.m. by an ambulance crew who reported that a man had been stabbed and had died.

A murder investigation ensued and as a result a man was charged in relation to Mr. Cullen's death. He added that the case had been dealt with before the courts.

Stephen Delaney, 43 Belclare Grove, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11 was tried at the Central Criminal Court in May 2009. He was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Professor Cassidy told the inquest that her colleague Dr. Michael Curtis, the Deputy State Pathologist, carried out a post-mortem examination on Mr. Cullen's body and concluded that he died from multiple stab wounds with blunt force trauma to the head and face a contributory factor.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

The Coroner Mr. Jimmy Murphy joined with Inspector McDonald and the jury foreman Mr. Des Lett in extending sympathy to the Cogley family on the tragic death of Anthony.

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