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The Murder of Nadine Lott

Central Criminal Court

In the early hours of a December morning, Claire Lott looked down on the face of a daughter she did not recognise.

Nadine, a petite 30-year-old beautician, lay on the floor of her bloodied and thrashed home, struggling to breathe. She had suffered “extreme and grotesque” injuries to her face, blunt trauma so severe that the flesh had separated from the bone structure.

“I got down on the floor,” Claire Lott told a Central Criminal Court jury, “and said: ‘you’re OK, we can do this’”.

As a female garda began doing compressions on Nadine’s chest, Claire carried out mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

“It was absolutely excruciating ….read more

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Murtagh guilty of murder for beating beautician Nadine Lott 'to a pulp'

Central Criminal Court

Daniel Murtagh, who beat his former partner Nadine Lott to the point where she was “completely unrecognisable”, leaving her with “extreme and grotesque” injuries from which she never recovered, has been found guilty of her murder.

The 12 jurors took five hours and 46 minutes over two days to unanimously reject Murtagh’s defence that he was too intoxicated to have formed the intent to murder his ex-girlfriend and that the “bloodbath” would never have happened “but for the drink and drugs” he consumed that night.

Defence counsel Brendan Grehan SC had asked for a verdict of manslaughter on the grounds of lack ….read more

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Jury to continue deliberating in Nadine Lott murder trial

Central Criminal Court

A jury will return to the Central Criminal Court tomorrow to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering his former partner Nadine Lott by inflicting “severe blunt force trauma” injuries to her in a “sustained attack” in her Arklow home.

The jury of seven men and five women began considering their verdict this morning and have spent a total of four hours and 18 minutes deliberating in another courtroom in the Criminal Courts of Justice building.

At 4pm today the registrar at the Central Criminal Court asked the foreman if they had reached a verdict ….read more

Declan McCarthy

Nadine Lott: Senior garda had never seen such violence in 40 years of policing

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Superintendent Declan McCarthy. Photo: Collins)

The garda Superintendent who headed the investigation into the murder of Nadine Lott has said that in his 40 years of policing he had never encountered “such a level of violence” inflicted on a person.

Speaking outside the Criminal Courts of Justice today, Superintendent Declan McCarthy, from Wicklow Garda Station, said there was never any doubt in officers minds about Daniel Murtagh’s intent to kill Nadine that night.

He said Nadine had made it “very clear” that she wanted no form of relationship with Murtagh and the accused was “clearly deluded” about the status of his ….read more

Michael OHiggins

Circumstances 'suspicious', lawyers for Lunney accused concede

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Defence Counsel Mr Michael O’Higgins SC. Photo: Collins)

The actions of one of the men accused of abducting and torturing Kevin Lunney are “very suspicious” but do not lead to the inevitable conclusion that he was one of the men who bundled the businessman into the back of an Audi, beat him at a yard and dumped him on the side of a road, a defence barrister has told the Special Criminal Court.

Michael O’Higgins SC addressed the three-judge, non-jury court today on behalf of the accused known as YZ, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Mr O’Higgins warned the ….read more

Gerard Cervi

Bray Boxing Club murder trial to continue on over schedule

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused Mr Gerard Cervi. Photo: Collins)

The trial of a man accused of murder at Bray Boxing Club will run on over schedule with a reduced panel of 10 jurors, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

Gerard Cervi (34), from the East Wall area of Dublin 3, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Bobby Messett (50) at Bray Boxing Club, Bray Harbour, Co Wicklow, during an early morning fitness session on June 5, 2018. Mr Cervi also denies the attempted murder of boxing trainer Pete Taylor and Ian Britton on the same occasion.

The case came before Mr Justice Michael White ….read more

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