Black Widow lawyers may appeal verdict


Lawyers for Catherine Nevin are to re-examine her case in light of the garda tapes scandal to see if she can be released.

Her legal team will look to see if any secret recordings were made by gardai that may have prejudiced her conviction.

The 61-year-old was convicted in 2000 of murdering her husband Tom at the well-known Jack White’s pub near Brittas Bay.

She was also convicted on three counts of soliciting others to kill him.

Details emerged last week that secret recording of phone calls to and from garda stations across the country had taken place for decades.

Other high profile cases that could be affected by the garda bugging scandal include the Smithwick Tribunal, which looked into IRA-Garda collusion in the murders of two senior RUC officers during the Troubles, and the conviction of Brian Meehan for the murder of Veronica Guerin.

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