‘Black Widow’ Catherine Nevin dies at Dublin hospice

By David Stapleton

Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin – who was serving a life sentence for arranging the of killing her husband Tom at their pub close to Brittas Bay – died on Monday night at a hospice on Co.Dublin.

She had been suffering from cancer and was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016.

Known as the Black Widow, she was granted temporary release from prison about a year ago to undergo treatment.

Nevin (67) was jailed for life in 2000 having been convicted of murdering her husband at their pub, Jack White’s Inn, Brittas Bay, on March 19th, 1996.

She also received a concurrent seven year sentence for hiring three men – William McClean, Gerry Heapes and John Jones – to kill her husband in 1989 and 1990.

She had always denied any involvement in the murder and lost a number of appeals on her case.

 

 

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