Robbery and Murder-- On the night of Easter-Monday, the house of a farmer, of the name of Slevin, near Streamstown, county of Westmeath, was attacked by seven ruffians, who forced the door, and stabbed Slevin and his wife in the most unhuman manner. They then proceeded to rob the house. Three of these miscreants wore each a piece of black crape over their face, which led Mrs. Slevin to suppose she might have some knowledge of them. Under this impression, while struggling for life, she had the courage to drag off the crape from one of them, and instantly discovered the face of a man well known to her; she did not utter a word that could make the villain think he was discovered; and after treating her and her husband in the most brutal manner, they departed. Slevin died the next morning; hopes are entertained of the wife's recovery; she was enabled to give such information the next day, that three of the gang were apprehended and committed to gaol.
London (England) Times, April 25, 1817.