A 34-year-old Dublin man has been handed a life sentence for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend at her home in Arklow, Co. Wicklow in December 2019.
Daniel Murtagh of Melrose Grove, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, left 30-year-old Nadine Lott unrecognisable to her family after he savagely beat her.
Nadine Lott died in hospital three days after Daniel Murtagh, of Melrose Grove, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, attacked her after she came home from a family night out.
He claimed he didn’t mean to kill her and blamed the number of drugs and alcohol he’d taken that night for what happened.
Nadine's mother described what he did as 'the devil’s work'.