Nicola Anderson: Daughter's tip-off brought murder inquiry back to life
Published 27/07/2010 | 05:00
FOR four days in the witness stand -- sometimes tearful, truculent and even defiant -- Veronica McGrath gave a dark and disturbing account of her father's killing 23 years ago.
To say she was in a difficult position could be considered something of an understatement. Daughter of the slain man, daughter of the accused woman, ex-wife of the accused man -- and the chief prosecution witness to boot.
This trial would never have happened had she not come forward to a Liverpool social worker back in 1993 with her almost incredible tale of events at the family cottage in Coole, Co Westmeath.