Cappabwee Murder, The
DESCRIPTION: "Doubtless you must have heard of that life I took away." John Sullivan admits killing Jim Ring as Ring left a funeral. Ring identified Sullivan from his death bed. Sullivan waits trial expecting "transportation all my life or step the gallows tree"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: crime homicide execution punishment transportation trial gallows-confession
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 153, "The Cappabwee Murder" (1 text)
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Cappabwee Murder" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: OCroinin-Cronin: "This ballad is the confession of John Sullivan, who murdered Denis Ring and was condemned to death. The murder was committed at Cappabwee, near the Pass of Keimaneigh, west of Ballingeary, Co. Cork." - BS
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