Tuesday 22 August 2017

Wife-killer Lillis' assets case adjourned

A CASE taken by the relatives of Celine Cawley to bar her husband, convicted killer Eamonn Lillis, from benefitting from her estate has been adjourned for three weeks, writes Tim Healy.

Ms Cawley's brother Christopher Cawley and her sister Susanna Cawley want the High Court to declare that Lillis (53) is effectively dead for the purposes of the Succession Act, 1965, meaning that all the couple's assets would pass to their daughter, who turns 18 later this month.

The action is aimed at seeing Lillis lose his 50pc interest in two Dublin homes, as well as his interest in a number of joint bank accounts, and bonds held by the couple. It is understood that Lillis claims he is entitled to an interest in the assets.

Lillis, who is serving a sentence of just under seven years at Wheatfield Prison, had previously consented to his removal as the administrator of Ms Cawley's will.

Irish Independent

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