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Monday 21 April 2014

Catherine Nevin appeal to be heard in ‘next court term’

Catherine Nevin

A bid by Catherine Nevin to take an appeal against her conviction for murder to the Supreme Court will be heard in the next court term.

Nevin is seeking to bring her case before the Supreme Court on the basis that it raises points of law of exceptional public importance and that it is in the public interest that these should be decided on by the Supreme Court.

This morning (Monday) at the Court of Criminal Appeal, solicitor Anne Fitzgibbon said that Nevin was seeking a date for a hearing of the case, which was expected to last one hour.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said there was a difficulty in the constitution of the sitting judges but the appeal court would hear the case in the next court term on the firm understanding that the time estimate is accurate.

In 2000 Nevin was jailed for life having been convicted of murdering her husband Tom Nevin at their pub, Jack White’s Inn, near Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, on March 19th 1996. She also received a seven year sentence for soliciting three men to kill her husband in 1989 and 1990.

The 61-year-old, who has always denied any involvement in the murder, lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003.

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