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Black Widow Catherine Nevin hospitalised after fall on Luas line

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 17/10/2017 Edel Hughes
The Black Widow Catherine Nevin going for a coffee as she walks to study in Bluebell, Inchicore The Black Widow Catherine Nevin going for a coffee as she walks to study in Bluebell, Inchicore

Black Widow Catherine Nevin is in a Dublin hospital after sustaining injuries in an accident at a Luas line in the capital.

The convicted killer, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, is understood to have suffered the injuries in a fall on Sunday afternoon.

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It is believed the 67-year old fell near the platform outside Busaras in Dublin city centre when she was with a group of friends.

An ambulance arrived on the scene shortly afterwards and she was taken to the Mater hospital where she was kept in overnight.

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It has been reported that the killer, who is on full-time temporary release, was a very fragile state when the accident occurred.

Nevin had been serving a life sentence for the murder of her husband Tom at Jack White’s Inn pub, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, in 1996.

But such was the state of her health she was released as it has been reported her cancer is incurable and she was not given much more time to live.

Prison sources have revealed that Nevin will not be returning to jail unless she commits another serious offence.

In September the Irish Mirror exclusively revealed that Nevin was a free woman and would be unlikely to see the inside of a prison again. A source said at the time: “She is believed to be suffering from a brain tumour and is undergoing treatment.”

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Husband killer Catherine Nevin is a free woman after being let out of prison on temporary release

The source added that the killer because very anxious when she knew she was suffering from a serious illness fearing she would die in jail. The source added: “Before being given temporary release Nevin was a thorn in everyone’s side. She was never an easy inmate.”

Nevin failed in her appeal to overturn her conviction, and has always denied any involvement in the death of her husband. While Nevin was handed a life sentence for the murder of her publican husband Tom in 1996, she was given temporary release on a number of occasions last year.

In 2015, the Irish Mirror tracked the murderer down as she attended an addiction course in Inchicore, South Dublin. It was the first time she was seen out of prison unaccompanied.

Following the crime that shocked Ireland, she was charged with her husband’s murder in 1997. After a gripping 42-day trial the jury deliberated for a record five days before Nevin was sent down in April 2000 for paying a hitman to murder Tom in their home at Jack White’s bar in Wicklow on March 19, 1996.

She was also convicted and handed a seven year-term for soliciting William McClean, Gerry Heapes and John Jones, to kill Mr Nevin.

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