Rebecca O’Connor of East Coast News reports that convicted Wicklow killer Catherine Nevin has been granted temporary release from prison with a number of restrictions, which includes a monthly review.
She has served 17 years of a life sentence, after being convicted of the murder of her husband, Tom, who was shot dead in their former pub Jack White’s, near Brittas Bay, in March of 1996.
In August of 2000, she was convicted of his murder as well as three counts of soliciting others to carry out the killing, following one of the most high-profile trials in the history of the State.
After a 42 day trial, a jury convicted Catherine Nevin and she was jailed for life. She lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003 and in 2010, she also lost an application to have her conviction declared a miscarriage of justice, while In 2014, a Supreme Court appeal by Nevin against her conviction was also dismissed.
Its believed that Mrs.Nevin has now been granted temporary release from the Dochas Centre at Mountjoy Prison where she had been serving her sentence and is in the care of probation services.
However the Irish Prison Service said it ‘does not comment on individual prisoners.’ Last November Mrs. Nevin was moved to a palliative care home as her health deteriorated after the 65 year old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour