A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend Nadine Lott at her home in Arklow, Co Wicklow just before Christmas 2019.
Daniel Murtagh, of Melrose Grove, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, denied the charge, claiming he was intoxicated and didn’t mean to hurt her.
Nadine died in hospital on December 17th, 2019 – three days after Murtagh, subjected her to a brutal and sadistic beating that left her unrecognisable to her family.
A paramedic described the scene in her apartment in Arklow, Co Wicklow as one of the ”most horrendous” ones he’d ever walked into.
Murtagh admitted killing her, but denied the intent to kill or cause serious harm. He maintained that it would not have happened bit for the drink and drugs he had consumed.
In his closing speech, the prosecuting barrister said there was the clearest intent. He said it was ”nothing short of murder”, and all of the jurors agreed.
They returned their unanimous verdict after just under six hours of deliberations. Murtagh now faces a mandatory life sentence.