Nevin to take an appeal against her conviction for murder

Brian Kavanagh of the Irish Independent reports a bid by Catherine Nevin to take an appeal against her conviction for murder to the Supreme Court will be heard in July.

Nevin is seeking to bring her case before the Supreme Court on the basis that it raises points of law of exceptional public importance and that it is in the public interest that these should be decided on by the Supreme Court.

This morning at the Court of Criminal Appeal, solicitor Anne Fitzgibbon said that it was understood that July 7 was available for hearing.

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State solicitor Padraic Taylor said this date was suitable.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said the court would fix July 7 for the hearing, which is expected to last one hour.

He acceded to an application from Ms Fitzgibbon for a production order for Nevin at the hearing, after the solicitor said Nevin wished to present for the decision of the court.

In 2000 Nevin was jailed for life having been convicted of murdering her husband Tom Nevin at their pub, Jack White’s Inn, near Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, on March 19th 1996. She also received a seven year sentence for soliciting three men to kill her husband in 1989 and 1990.

The 61-year-old, who has always denied any involvement in the murder, lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003.

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