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Funeral of murdered Fermanagh woman to take place

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The funeral is to take place on Friday of murdered Co Fermanagh woman Concepta Leonard.

The 51-year-old, who was known as Connie, was stabbed to death by her former partner Peadar Phair at her Abbey Road home in a quiet rural area near Lisnaskea on Monday.

Her killer also tried to murder her 30-year-old son Conor, who has Down’s syndrome, but he survived and was able to raise the alarm.

Police are treating the attack on Conor Leonard as attempted murder.

Phair, who had a history of violence and was the subject of a non-molestation order taken out by his victim, died in hospital after trying to kill himself at the scene.

The injunction is aimed at preventing an abuser from intimidating or harassing their victim and breaching it is a criminal offence.

However it has emerged that Ms Leonard was murdered just the day before she was due to go to court to extend the order to try stop Phair going near her.

Here funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Brookeborough.