Friday 24 November 2017

Time runs out for wife-killer as jail looms

Edel Kennedy

WIFE-killer Dermot McArdle was due to hand himself in to Spanish authorities last night to begin a two-year jail sentence.

McArdle (40) had launched a series of appeals since being convicted in October 2008 of the manslaughter of Kelly-Anne Corcoran.

But the court dealing with his final appeal ruled against him and last month he was finally told he could not avoid jail.

It is understood he was given time to get his affairs in order and yesterday was the deadline within which he had to present himself.

Ms Corcoran (29) died in February 2000, two days after falling from room 421 of the five-star Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, following an argument with her husband.

McArdle, from Haggards-town, Dundalk, Co Louth, stood trial in 2008 following a lengthy legal bid to avoid extradition to Spain.

There was nobody at McArdle's Dundalk home yesterday.

Irish Independent

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