A Limerick farmer, William Coffey, has been charged with the willful murder of fellow farmer James Grady. The two men initially quarreled over a disputed quarry on Coffey’s land, and the altercation resumed when they met in a local parishioners’ house. Coffey, ignoring threats to restrain him, rushed towards Grady and delivered a fatal kick under his left jaw, causing Grady’s death. The Limerick Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr Hearty, committed Coffey for trial on the capital charge.
Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 18 January 1902