May 8, 2021
Crime News

Webster appeals conviction for murdering Anne Shortall

Killer Roy Webster is appealing his conviction for murdering Anne Shortall in April, 2015.

The 42-year-old father from Ashbree, Ashford, had denied murdering Ms Shortall at The Murrough, near Wicklow Town on April 3, 2015.

Webster was found guilty of beating Ms Shortall to death with a hammer after she allegedly  tried to blackmail him about their one-night-stand.

He was unanimously found guilty of murder by a jury at the Central Criminal Court and was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy on March 24, 2017.

Webster’s legal team are challenging the judge’s instructions to the jury on the defence of provocation.

President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham said the court hoped to deliver judgment quickly, this Friday, December 20.


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