Unwell Nevin is released from jail
CATHERINE Nevin has been given full-time temporary release from prison as she sees out her final days in a nursing home.
The 65-year-old is being supervised by the Probation Service since she received temporary release from the Dochas Centre in Dublin.
She was released two weeks ago following months of medical treatment for an incurable bran tumour. She is now being cared for in a secret location. Prior to that she had been receiving care at Dublin’s Mater Hospital. She is required to sign on once every four weeks with probation officers. If she is too ill to make the journey then the probation officers can travel to meet her at the nursing home.
In April 2000, Nevin was jailed after a jury found her guilty of paying a hitman to murder her husband Jack in their home at Jack White’s Bar, Brittas Bay, on March 19, 1996.
The trial lasted 42 days and the jury deliberated for a record five days before reaching their decision. She lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003. In 2014 a Supreme Court appeal against her conviction was dismissed.