AN Irishwoman nicknamed the ‘Black Widow’ after orchestrating the murder of her husband in 1996 has died.
Catherine Nevin, 66, was jailed for life in 2000 for paying a hitman to kill her husband Tom, 54, at the couple’s pub Jack White’s Inn in Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow.
In September, the infamous murderer was granted full-time temporary release from prison due to an inoperable brain tumour.
She had been bedridden at a south Dublin care home in recent months after her health deteriorated considerably.
Nevin passed away on Monday night, according to the Irish Sun.
A source told the newspaper: “She had been unwell for quite a number of months. She passed away last night.
“She was out of prison for a number of months, between hospital and respite care.”
Nevin consistently refused to name the gunman who killed her husband, having plotted the murder in a bid to cash in on his life insurance policy.
The Black Widow maintained that well-liked publican Tom had been targeted by a random intruder, despite her conviction.