Mandatory Life Sentence Imposed On A Cork Woman Found Guilty Of The Murder Of Her Former Husband

The family of a man who died after he was stabbed 28 times have said they are “scarred for life” by the “inhumane” actions of his ex wife who has been jailed for life for his murder.

Emotional scenes surrounded the sentencing hearing of 48 year old Rita O’Driscoll of Bridge Street, Bandon, who was today found guilty of murdering 44 year old Timmy Foley  at Dan Corkery Place, Macroom, on October 8 2018.

The jury of seven women and five men took six hours and 17 minutes to deliver their unanimous verdict shortly before lunchtime today at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork.

Rita O’Driscoll was found not guilty on the charge of causing serious harm to the deceased man’s brother, Jason Foley.

When the mandatory life sentence was imposed on Rita O’Driscoll by Justice Eileen Creedon her family members became extremely emotional and wept in despair.

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