Murder-Suicide: Son Stabs Mother Before Killing Girlfriend And Himself

Posted by in News On 23rd March 2021
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A horrific murder-suicide took place in Newtonabbey, England where a man killed his mother and girlfriend before killing himself. The horrific incident was heard by the neighbours as the mother screamed, "I'm dying, It's my son."

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Residents of Newtownabbey, count Antrim were shocked when the news of the discovery of three bodies in two different houses broke.

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In a horrifying account by Karen Flanagan’s neighbours, they detail the events of the murder as overheard from the home. She was heard screaming, “I’m dying, I’m dying, It’s my son.”

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Ken Flanagan then made his way to his girlfriend Stacey’s house where he killed her as well. He then proceeded to kill himself at the same location.

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Stacey, 30, had a nine-year-old daughter. The tributes soon started pouring in.

"There’s a big dark cloud over East Belfast Today! A young life taken far too soon! One of my lifelong childhood friends, we fought like cat and dog but never fell out! Some of the memories that go wayyyy back.

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"A wee child left with no mummy; U were the best wee mummy! Rest Easy Up There Beautiful Girl."

"I've known you my whole life it doesn't seem real you're only 1 month younger than me how can this happen.

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"I'm in complete shock! REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL may god give your whole family the strength to get through this."

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When police discovered Karen’s body, they made their way to Stacey’s house to locate Flanagan. It is said that he was found unconscious but died shortly.

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While an investigation has been launched, the police aren’t looking for anyone in connection to the case.

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MP Belfast, John Finucane highlighted the need to address gender-based violence.

"These brutal killings highlight once again the need to oppose all violence against women and the need for a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in the north."

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