Ireland 'Cold case' killer jailed after 30 years

12:16  14 april  2017
12:16  14 april  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

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After more than a decade, a cold - case killing was resolved Wednesday with a guilty plea and sentence of 30 years to life. Jodoin's family tearfully addressed his killer in court, 13 years after he was shot.

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John Joseph Malone Pic: Courtpix © Provided by Irish Independent John Joseph Malone Pic: Courtpix A nephew of an elderly woman strangled to death in her home almost three decades ago say they finally have "closure" after her killer was found guilty of her murder.

The body of Ann 'Nancy' Smyth (69) was found in her home - which was set on fire after her murder - on Wolfe Tone Street, Co Kilkenny, on September 11, 1987.

It was the subject of a 'cold case' investigation.

Yesterday, John Joseph Malone (53), of Newpark, Kilkenny City, was found guilty of the murder by a Central Criminal Court jury of seven men and five women who returned their unanimous verdict after three hours and 26 minutes of deliberating. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Malone, who was on bail when the trial began, had his bail revoked last week after he was seen shouting abuse at the home of an 81-year-old woman days before she was due to give evidence against him.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy allowed Ms Smyth's family to make a statement to the court.

The victim's nephew Desmond Murphy choked back tears to say: "What happened to Nancy on that night had a major effect on all members of our family."

"Closure is there," he said.

Jury begin deliberating in cold case murder of elderly widow .
A jury has begun considering its verdict in the cold case trial of a man accused of strangling an elderly woman to death in her home. John Joseph Malone (53), of Newpark, Kilkenny City has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth on September 11 1987 on Wolfe Tone Street in Kilkenny City. After Ms Smyth was strangled her home was set on fire.Justice Patrick McCarthy, at the Central Criminal Court, completed his charge to the jury this afternoon, telling them their verdict must be unanimous.

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