August 3, 2021
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Sentencing of five people over gruesome death of granny whose remains were found scattered across Wicklow Mountains delayed due to Covid-19

Sentencing of five people over the horrific death and dismemberment of grandmother-of-seven Patricia O’Connor has been delayed over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kieran Greene (35) bludgeoned his partner’s mother Patricia (61) with a hurley at her Dublin home in 2017 before cutting up the body and scattering the remains in the Wicklow mountains.

Patricia’s husband Gus O’Connor (75), their daughter Louise (41), granddaughter Stephanie (22), and Louise’s ex-boyfriend Keith Johnston (43) acted to cover up the murder by impeding Greene’s prosecution.

They were all due to be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court today.

However, Mr Justice Paul McDermott adjourned their cases for two months due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in the courts.

The sentencing hearing will now get underway in June.

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