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Four People Jailed For Trying To Cover Up Patricia O’Connor’s Murder

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:22 PM - 26 Jun 2020



Four people have been jailed for their roles in the attempted cover-up of Patricia O’Connor’s murder in Dublin.

Three of them are her immediate family members, including her 76-year-old husband Gus, her daughter Louise who was the killer’s partner, and her granddaughter Stephanie.

On Monday, Kieran Greene was jailed for life for beating Patricia O’Connor to death in Rathfarnham in May 2017.

After killing her in the home they shared, Greene dismembered her body and scattered her remains across the Wicklow mountains.

Her husband Gus admitted reporting her as a missing person at a time when he knew she was dead.

Mr. J Paul McDermott jailed him for 18 months after telling him he had behaved disgracefully and denied her the dignity and respect she was due.

Their daughter Louise and granddaughter Stephanie were found to have engaged in a ruse which involved Stephanie dressing up as her grandmother to make it look like she was still alive.

Louise was jailed for two and a half years, while Stephanie got one and a half years.

Keith Johnston, Louise’s ex and father to Stephanie, was jailed for three years for helping Greene to purchase tools such as hacksaws and axes used to dismember Patricia.

The judge described him as a “willing part of a very cruel deception.”

*Reporting by Frank Greaney



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