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In a shocking turn of events, a resident of Castle Hewson, near Askeaton, finds himself at the centre of a criminal investigation. Mr Everard G. Howson has been arrested by local constables on grave charges stemming from an incident involving his servant, Ellen Costello.

The arrest, which took place yesterday, saw Mr Howson being brought before Mr Edward Vestropp to face accusations of shooting his employee, Ellen Costello. This distressing development has sent ripples of concern throughout the community, prompting a swift and thorough response from law enforcement authorities.

Following his apprehension, Mr Howson was remanded into custody and transferred to Limerick Jail pending further legal proceedings. The gravity of the situation has cast a sombre shadow over Castle Hewson and its surroundings, leaving residents bewildered and deeply troubled by the allegations against one of their own.

Details surrounding the incident remain sparse, with authorities yet to disclose the precise circumstances leading up to the shooting. However, the severity of the accusations has understandably sparked widespread interest and concern, with many eager for answers and justice to prevail.

Amidst the turmoil, thoughts, and prayers are with the injured party, Ellen Costello, whose condition has been reported as critical. Tragically, there are unconfirmed reports suggesting that she may have succumbed to her injuries, further intensifying the gravity of the situation and underscoring the need for a thorough and impartial investigation.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are expected to meticulously gather evidence and interview witnesses in their quest for truth and justice. The community, meanwhile, remains on edge as they grapple with the unsettling revelation that such a heinous act could unfold in their midst.

Mr Howson’s arrest serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of peace and order within our communities. It is a sobering wake-up call, prompting residents to reflect on the importance of vigilance and solidarity in upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of society.

In the days and weeks ahead, as the legal process unfolds, the eyes of the community will remain firmly fixed on Limerick, as they await answers and seek closure in the wake of this tragic and deeply disturbing incident.

Irish Independent – Wednesday 14 July 1915

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