Tuesday 24 January 2017

'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin walks streets on day release from prison

Published 04/04/2015 | 02:30

Catherine Nevin
Catherine Nevin

Tom Nevin's family have said they had "no idea" his killer was granted temporary release from prison this week.

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'Black Widow' killer, Catherine Nevin, was out of jail on day release on Wednesday, so she could attend an 'addiction studies' course in Inchicore, Dublin.

Ireland's most infamous woman prisoner went unnoticed as she walked through the city centre to Dorset Street, where she waited for a bus, before attending the addiction studies course.

The 62-year-old was jailed for life in April 2000 for murdering her publican husband, Tom.

File picture of Catherine Nevin
File picture of Catherine Nevin

Tom's brother, Noel, said the family "heard nothing" about her impending release.

Asked if he believed she was deserving of temporary release after 15 years behind bars, he said: "I'll leave that to your own interpretation. I don't think we should be putting her up on a pedestal by talking about her.

"What's happened has happened, and what's going to happen is going to happen, and we have no say in it whatsoever."

Irish Independent

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