Monday 19 February 2018

Maeve Sheehan: Judge tells Lillis to pay Georgia €1,000 in compensation

MAEVE SHEEHAN

A French judge has ordered convicted wife-killer Eamonn Lillis to pay compensation to his daughter, Georgia, after throwing out his claim that he was entitled to the holiday villa he co-owned with his late wife.

The judge found that Lillis was "unfit" to inherit the €800,000 property in Biarritz that he co-owned with his late wife, Celine Cawley, because he killed her.

In a further rebuke to Lillis, the judge ordered him to pay €1,000 compensation to Georgia, 18, for putting through the "inconvenience" of court proceedings, and €2,000 in compensation to her aunt and uncle, Chris and Susanna Cawley, who initiated the legal action in France to stop Lillis from profiting from the villa.

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