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Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Nadine Lott At Her Arklow Home

Daniel Murtagh of Melrose Grove in Clondalkin, had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Nadine Lott at her Arklow home before Christmas in 2019, but denied the more serious charge of murder.

Nadine Lott died in hospital on December 17th 2019 – three days after Daniel Murtagh, subjected her to a beating that left her unrecognisable to her family.

A paramedic described the scene in her apartment in Arklow, as one of the most horrendous ones he’d ever walked into.

Mr Murtagh admitted killing her but denied having the intent to kill or cause her serious harm.

He maintained that it never would have happened but for the drink and drugs he had taken that night.

In his closing speech, the prosecuting barrister said there was the clearest intent. He said it was nothing short of murder, and all of the jurors agreed.

They returned their unanimous verdict after just under six hours of deliberations.

Murtagh now faces a mandatory life sentence.

 

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