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Sentencing Adjourned In Patricia O'Connor Murder Trial

A man will be handed a life sentence in June for murdering his partner’s mother Patricia O’Connor at the home they shared in South Dublin. Her remains were found at various locations in Wicklow and Dublin.

Kieran Greene claimed he was acting in self-defence when he beat Patricia O’Connor to death. He initially claimed he then panicked and buried her in a shallow grave in Wexford before digging her up a few days later, dismembering her and scattering her remains across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains.

He later changed his story and blamed Patricia’s husband Gus for killing her, but the jury found him guilty of murder two months ago.

Gus admitted impeding Greene’s apprehension or prosecution by reporting his wife as a missing person at a time when he knew she was dead.

Their daughter Louise, granddaughter Stephanie and Stephanie’s father Keith Johnston were all convicted for their roles in the attempted cover up, and their sentence hearing was due to take place today.

However, the judge said the court wasn’t in a position to proceed given the present circumstances, and he adjourned everything until June.

Greene appeared in court via video link, while the others, who are all on bail, were told they didn’t have to attend.

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