Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin has died aged 67.

She died last night at a care facility in Dublin after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Nevin was given a life sentence in April 2000 after being found guilty of murdering her husband, Tom.

She was also convicted of soliciting others to kill him.

Tom Nevin was killed during a staged robbery at their pub, Jack White's Inn, near Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow in the early hours of 19 March 1996.

Between 1989 and 1990 she approached three men - William McClean, Gerry Heapes and John Jones - asking them to murder her husband. 

While they said no, she did successfully find someone else willing to do it.

From the RTÉ Archives:

The trial that led to her conviction attracted massive media attention and included five days of deliberations, which was the longest in the history of the State at the time.

Nevin's appeals against her conviction failed, as did an application to have it declared a miscarriage of justice.

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Additional reporting by Dyane Connor