Catherine Nevin has just months to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Dubbed the ‘Black Widow’, the 65-year-old has been serving a life sentence since she was found guilty of organising the murder of her husband, Tom, in Jack White’s pub in 1996.
According to sources, Nevin was taken to the Mater Hospital after complaining of being stressed and having severe headaches.
After tests, it was found that she has a brain tumour and it is understood that she now only has months to live.
According to the source, quoted in the Irish Sun, it is believed that Nevin is on her last legs and will die ‘sooner rather than later’.
“She’s classed as critically ill and, unfortunately for her, the tumour will only get bigger over the coming weeks and months.”
Nevin was found guilty in 2000 of the murder of her husband after he was found in Jack White’s pub with gunshot wounds on March 19th,1996.
At the time Nevin told Gardai that she was woken up on the night in question by a number of men who were trying to steal jewellery from her room.
It appeared at first that his death was a case of a robbery gone wrong but a number of irregularities, including the fact that the days takings were untouched lead Gardai to look closer to home.
After a trial, that was the longest in the history of the state at the time, Nevin was found guilty of on three charges of soliciting others to kill him after five days of deliberation
Nevin has always maintained her innocence and has brought a number of appeals before the courts.
Just last September she brought an appeal against a High Court decision that prevented her from claiming her husbands estate which is believed to be worth €1million