Un­well Nevin is re­leased from jail

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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