"Black Widow shows no remorse"
The family of murdered Wicklow publican, Tom Nevin, have today reacted angrily to the news that his killer wife is due for release.
Niall O'Connor of the Evening Herald reports that 'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin will shortly be granted temporary release for education purposes.
But the news has shocked the Nevin family, with Tom's brother Noel today stating that there is "no justice".
"There is absolutely no justice in the world. She has shown absolutely no remorse," he said.
And he strongly criticised Justice Minister Alan Shatter as it emerged that Catherine could be granted temporary release in the coming weeks.
"There was no justice back in 1996 and there is no justice now. “She has shown no remorse, sure she is doing the exact opposite.
It's a very distressing time for us. We got no warning that she'd be getting out, sure you [the media] know more than us. The only time we ever hear anything is in the media. You lot know more than us.”
Mr Nevin added: “Sure look the shower we have in at the moment. Alan Shatter, who wasn't even around back then, is supposed to be in charge of all this. He hasn't contacted ... none of them have contacted us. It's very wrong and we need more information.”
Ms Nevin (61) will get her first taste of freedom 12 years after being jailed for the murder of her husband at Jack White's pub in Brittas Bay.
She has so far served 12 years in the Dochas Centre in Dublin. While the Department of Justice has said that “no decision” has been made in relation to her release, a spokeswoman today confirmed that she could be free to attend an “educational course”.
The news about Catherine comes after it emerged double killer Malcolm MacArthur has been given full release from Shelton Abbey prison just outside Arklow.