Ex-partner of tragic beauty therapist Nadine to stand trial for murder
A man has been sent forward for trial accused of the murder of his former partner Nadine Lott, who died after sustaining horriffic injuries at her home.
Mother-of-one Ms Lott died last December 17 in St Vincent’s Hospital, where she had been in a critical condition for the previous three days.
The beauty therapist was found with serious injuries at her home in St Mary’s Court Arklow, Co Wicklow at around 4am last December 14.
Two days later, her ex-partner, Daniel Murtagh (32), of Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin, appeared at Bray District Court accused of a serious assault on Ms Lott.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He had said “sorry” when that charge was put to him.
The case was later upgraded and a murder charge was brought, at which point Mr Murtagh was remanded in continuing custody.
The district court heard “he made no reply” when the murder charge was brought.
Mr Murtagh appeared again at Cloverhill District Court yesterday.
A book of evidence was served on the accused, who was told by Judge David McHugh that he was being returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court.
The accused has not indicated how he will plead. He has yet to be given a date for his appearance before the Central Criminal Court, but it will take place in the next term, which runs from April 20 to May 28.