Sunday 24 September 2017

'Black Widow' has months to live

Catherine Nevin Photo: Damien Eagers
Catherine Nevin Photo: Damien Eagers
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin has been told she has just months to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Nevin (65), who is serving a life sentence for organising the murder of her husband Tom at their Co Wicklow pub, is being treated at the Mater.

It was reported that Nevin was taken to the facility after telling fellow inmates she was "stressed" and suffering severe headaches.

Nevin had been spotted out on temporary release in recent months, but senior sources confirmed she is seriously ill and there is now nothing doctors can do for the convicted killer.

"She has been told she has only a few months to live," said a source.

Nevin is believed to be currently in the Mater Hospital - but she will travel back and forth from the Dochas Women's Prison to the hospital over the coming months.

A prison officer will guard her hospital room as she is still classed as an inmate.

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

However, it is understood Nevin has been told the tumour is inoperable.

Irish Independent

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