John Hyland, 69, was found in a pool of blood at his home on St Francis’s Avenue, off College Road, on Saturday, July 12, last.
An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned until May at Cork City Coroner’s Court yesterday, where evidence of identification and the cause of death were recorded.
A report by state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy found that the father-of-five died of haemorrhage and blood loss from the neck, chest and abdominal muscles due to multiple knife injuries.
A man in his 20s, who walked 32km from the house on St Francis’s Avenue to Kinsale, before contacting family members and being collected and brought to a Garda station, received psychiatric treatment in hospital after the killing.
Gardaí said they were following a definite line of inquiry in what they described as a terrible tragedy for the family.