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Man stabs 9-year-old twin brothers 40 times before killing himself

By Mason White 5:04 PM August 20, 2015
Jonathan, Thomas and Patrick 

By: Chan Yuan
A couple in Ireland, is devastated over the loss of their 3 children.

Thomas and Helen O’Driscoll were out of town and asked their 21-year-old son Jonathan, to pick up their kids from school.

Jonathan, who was adopted, is the eldest of the five O’Driscoll children.

According to police, Jonathan picked up his 4 younger brothers, Thomas, Patrick, both, 9, Jimmy, 5, and Martin, 4, from school at 3:15 p.m.

He took them to the park and bought them sweets before driving them to their home in Deerpark, Charleville, where he stabbed the twins 40 times.

When their parents came home, their learned that Thomas and Patrick have been killed and their oldest son was missing.

The bodies of the boys were found in separate bedrooms just before 5:15 p.m.

The body of Jonathan was found about 6:30 p.m., near the Awbeg River in nearby Buttevant. Two knives were found in the river.

According to his mother, Jonathan, who was adopted when he was a young child, had been struggling with not knowing who his biological parents were.

In court, Helen O’Driscoll asked people who are depressed to reach out for help.

“I have one message for anyone who is suffering with depression, don’t wait for your parents to be sick and brokenhearted like us,” she said. “There is somebody out there who will listen to you,” she begged.