ACCORDING TO RTÉ News, Joe O’Reilly, the man convicted of murdering his wife in 2004, was granted free legal aid in order to take a miscarriage of justice case by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.
It was reported that O’Reilly was not in court at the time of the application, which was heard by Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman.
He is serving life in prison for killing his 30-year-old wife Rachel who was beaten to death at their home in the Naul, Dublin in October 2004.
The 38-year-old was convicted five years ago and sentenced to life imprisonment, he appealed his conviction in 2009 but lost. He maintains his innocence.
TheJournal.ie understands that he is now seeking to have his case declared a miscarriage of justice by introducing new evidence.