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Thursday 8 December 2016

'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin transferred to 'palliative care' unit as brain tumour deteriorates

Published 18/11/2016 | 11:10

Catherine Nevin Photo: Damien Eagers
Catherine Nevin Photo: Damien Eagers

Black Widow Catherine Nevin has been reportedly been moved to a palliative care home as her health deteriorates.

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According to The Irish Mirror, the husband killer was moved to a care facility in the north of Dublin in recent days.

“She had been getting treatment at the Mater Hospital but last week was moved to a different location where she is now receiving palliative care," a source told the newspaper.

The 65-year-old is believed to have been diagnosed with a brain tumour and told she only has months to live.

She was taken to the Mater Hospital before receiving her diagnosis, when she was informed that the growth is inoperable.

It is believed that the brain tumour is considered very serious and there is nothing doctors can do for her.

Catherine Nevin with husband Tom whom she had murdered Photo: COLLINS DUBLIN
Catherine Nevin with husband Tom whom she had murdered Photo: COLLINS DUBLIN

Nevin had been spotted out on temporary release from Dochas Women's Prison over recent months.

She had also been taking part in a new college course in Maynooth University.

The Irish Prison Service said it 'does not comment on individual prisoners.'

Her husband, Tom Nevin, was shot dead in Jack White's pub, near Brittas Bay, in March of 1996 while counting the day's takings.

In August of 2000, she was convicted on three charges of soliciting others to murder Tom, following one of the most high-profile trials in the history of the State.

After 42 days of trial, a jury convicted her and she was jailed for life.

She lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003.

In 2010, she also lost an application to have her conviction declared a miscarriage of justice.

In 2014 a Supreme Court appeal by Nevin against her conviction was dismissed.

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