Land, loneliness and hidden hurt: ‘I did my best to try to help and protect her,’ says Chrissie Treacy’s lawyer

Solicitor Brendan Hyland asked Michael Scott to stop threatening his aunt before she died

Michael Scott was found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of his 76-year-old aunt Chrissie Treacy at her home in Co Galway in 2018

Maeve Sheehan

The killing of Chrissie Treacy has left a lasting mark on the small farming community where she lived, according to the solicitor who tried to “protect her” before she died.