Judge asks O'Reilly's lawyers if evidence to be adduced
COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL:Lawyers for Joe O’Reilly, who is serving life imprisonment for the murder of his wife, Rachel, at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin, in 2004, have been asked to indicate whether evidence will be adduced in relation to issues raised in his grounds of appeal.
O’Reilly (40), who yesterday appeared before the Court of Criminal Appeal, has personally lodged an application under the Criminal Procedure Act 1993 to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said the case had “fallen into some vagueness from a procedural point of view”. He said the matter would be put back until March 7th next.
In July 2007 O’Reilly was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. He lost an appeal against that conviction in 2009.