On Monday, at the Limerick Assizes, road contractor and labourer John Clery was indicted and subsequently convicted of the manslaughter of Peter Clery, a retired farmer. The victim and the assailant were cohabiting and spent the night of the incident indulging in whiskey. The following day, Peter Clery was found deceased in his bed. At first, the police believed his death to be accidental, as per John Clery’s initial claims. However, after a coroner ordered the body to be exhumed and an inquest was carried out, the authorities arrested John Clery. As a result of his conviction, Judge Kenny sentenced the perpetrator to 20 years of penal servitude.
Derby Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 10 July 1900