Thursday 22 March 2018

Lillis shows no emotion at bail sign-on

Louise Hogan

IT is a very strange situation, but wife-killer Eamonn Lillis must be getting used to it.

For the third day in a row, the advertising director parked his car outside his local garda station in Howth, brushed past the waiting photographers, ignored questions from reporters, and walked briskly inside to fulfil the terms of his bail conditions.

Yesterday, the 52-year-old stepped out from behind the wheel of his Mercedes jeep at 11.19am, with just 40 minutes left to meet the court's signing-on deadline.

The wife-killer kept his eyes straight ahead as he strode through the awaiting photographers towards the stone archway, showing no emotion when questioned and no surprise at being the focus of frenzied attention.

Each day until Thursday he must sign on twice at Howth, once in the morning between 9am and midday and again between 6pm and 9pm. But on Thursday, at the Central Criminal Court, he is to be sentenced for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley.

Lillis has refused to make any comment since the verdict last Friday.

Irish Independent

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