Man faces jail for pre­vent­ing burial of OAP

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY ASHLEIGH MCDON­ALD

A MAN who pre­vented the burial of his dead neigh­bour and used her bank card to spend £6,000 on piz­zas was yes­ter­day warned he faces jail.

Robert Sharkey, 24, was re­manded in cus­tody on a series of charges linked to Marie Con­lon.

The 68-year-old’s body lay undis­cov­ered in her Lark­spur Rise home in West Belfast for two years.

Belfast Crown Court heard Sharkey – who had lived in the flat above Ms Con­lon for around five years – used her card al­most daily to buy pizza.

He also paid her rates bill in a bid to avoid de­tec­tion.

Judge Piers Grant branded Sharkey’s crim­i­nal­ity as “a wicked, wicked series of of­fences”.

RE­MANDED Robert Sharkey

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