Christopher Mooney Obituary, Death – Gardai believe that the guy who was found dead in his home in the remote area of County Monaghan was slain by another man who tried to flee the scene but was struck by a car and died as he tried to get away. Christopher Mooney, 60 years old, was identified as the victim by the community as having been murdered at his home in Knockreagh Lower, Broomfield, on Thursday morning. Mooney was the victim of a lengthy assault that included being stabbed. Kieran Hamill, 37 years old, was identified as the second suspect by local authorities as having an address in Culloville, County Armagh. On Thursday morning, gardai were summoned to the residence of Mr. Mooney in Castleblayney when a family member who had gone to the house found him dead and spotted another man fleeing the scene.
After almost half an hour had passed, gardai from Carrickmacross were notified of a collision that had occurred on the N53 at the Ballynacarry Bridge, which connects Castleblayney and Dundalk. When Mr. Hamill was struck by an automobile, he had been walking on the roadway at the time. It was determined that he had passed away at the site. According to The Irish Times, Mr. Mooney was found guilty of sexual offenses committed against a young male victim nearly two decades ago. The victim was a minor. According to another allegation in the publication, Mr. Hamill was facing multiple accusations, including affray and violence that resulted in bodily injury to a woman. He was supposed to make an appearance in court later this month in connection with the affray offense that he allegedly committed in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, earlier this year.
On Friday morning, post-mortem examinations of both of the deceased males are scheduled to take place. According to the Garda, the results will help them decide how to proceed with the inquiry. The property has been cordoned off in order to give detectives from the Garda Technical Bureau the opportunity to conduct an investigation there. Gardai have issued an appeal to anyone who was in the Broomfield area between the hours of 5:00 and 6:45 a.m. on the day that Mr. Mooney was killed to get in touch with them. They have also requested that any road users who were in the area of the accident before 7 a.m. on Thursday, especially those who were capturing film with a dashcam, come forward and share the evidence with them.