Paul Curran, brother of double murderer David, died of stab wound to chest - inquest hears

A 23 year old man attacked in Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin last July died due to a stab wound to the chest, an inquest has heard. Paul Curran of Cashel Avenue, Crumlin, Dublin 12 died at St James’s Hospital on July 16 2016.
Paul Curran, brother of double murderer David, died of stab wound to chest - inquest hears

An inquest into the young man’s death opened at Dublin Coroner’s Court where the cause of death was read into evidence.

The man’s mother, Elizabeth Curran gave evidence of how she heard of her son’s stabbing at Seagull House in Dolphin’s Barn on Saturday July 16 2016. She formally identified her son’s body to Garda Michael Cregan in a private room at St James’s Hospital, the court heard.

Ms Curran, accompanied by a friend, wept in court during the short hearing into her son's death. Garda Cregan of Sundrive Road Garda Station said the formal identification at St James’s Hospital was made at 6.02pm.

Detective Inspector Liam Kelly of Crumlin Garda Station said the investigation into the death is ongoing and he applied for a six month adjournment of proceedings. Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan performed an autopsy on the body on July 17 2016 and gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Mr Curran was a younger brother of David Curran, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of two Polish immigrants in 2008.

David Curran was 17 when he stabbed Pawel Kalite (28) and Marius Szwaijkos (27) to death with a screwdriver outside their home in Drimnagh.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane extended her sympathies to the Curran family and adjourned the inquest for further mention until April 20 2017.

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