Kieran Greene has been found guilty of murdering grandmother-of-seven Patricia O’Connor at the Central Criminal Court today.
The 35-year-old with an address at Mountainview Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, battered his mother-in-law to death with a hurley, before he butchered her with a hacksaw and scattered her remains in the Wicklow mountains.
Greene killed the 61-year-old at the family home they shared in south Dublin, before he buried her remains in a shallow grave in Co Wexford
The father-of-three who pleaded not guilty in the trial then digged up the remains just days later to dismember it, dumping the bodily gore indiscriminately along a mountain road.
Patricia’s daughter 41-year-old Louise, her grand-daughter 22-year-old Stephanie O’Connor and 43-year-old Keith Johnston are also charged with impeding the prosecution of Greene’s.
Before the trial started, Patricia’s husband Gus O’Connor admitted falsely reporting that she was missing on the 1st of June 1 2017 when he knew she was dead.
She was allegedly murdered on May 29th 2017 at the house at Mountainview Park, Rathfarnham she shared with Gus, Louise and Stephanie O’Connor and Kieran Greene.
Mr Greene was Louise’s partner at the time, while Mr Johnston, Stephanie’s father, was Louise’s ex-boyfriend.
Patricia’s dismembered remains were found dispersed across the mountains in several spots between June 10 and 14 that year.
A post mortem concluded that found she died of blunt force trauma to the head caused by at least three blows from a solid implement.