Wednesday 29 March 2017

Wife-killer seeks more time to respond in row over €1m funds

Dearbhail McDonald Legal Editor

WIFE-killer Eamon Lillis is seeking extra time to respond to claims by his former inlaws that he has access to funds of almost €1m but has failed to provide for his daughter.

Lillis is engaged in a high-stakes legal row with his wife Celine Cawley's brother and sister, who are trying to block him from benefiting financially from joint property and assets owned by the couple.

Lillis is battling to hold on to his former €1.5m mansion where he killed his wife in December 2008, but denies that money drove him to kill his wife.

Yesterday, Lillis's lawyers sought additional time to respond to claims by Ms Cawley's sister Susanna that Lillis (53) failed to put in place any financial, domestic or other arrangements for his daughter, resulting in utilities being disconnected in the luxury family home.

The adjournment was sought to "facilitate constraints" imposed on Lillis arising from his detention at Wheatfield prison in Dublin.

The case is expected to be heard in full by a High Court judge.

It comes as the couple's daughter has turned 18, entitling her to the proceeds of her late mother's estate.

Irish Independent

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