Sunday 25 February 2018

Lillis walks free, but his lies haunt him forever

Shunned by his daughter, and facing life in exile, Celine's killer has still not said sorry to her family, writes Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

HAVING cowered behind prison walls from the media mob, Eamonn Lillis eventually emerged from Wheatfield prison a free man yesterday, with a million in the bank and not a word of remorse for bludgeoning his wife to death with a brick on the patio of their beautiful home on a hilltop in Howth, Co Dublin.

He has done his time, serving five years, with remission, of a six-year-and-10-month sentence handed down for killing Celine Cawley on December 15, 2008, even though he never admitted his crime nor apologised to her family. .

Thanks to his dead wife's talent for business, he emerges with the means to set himself up with a new life, enough to buy himself a house and a €450,000 plus pension fund to keep him in his dotage.

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