BREAKING: Wife-killer Lillis in stand-off with prison authorities
Wife-killer Eamonn Lillis is currently in a stand-off with prison authorities over his imminent release.
The 57-year-old was due for release tomorrow but the Irish Prison Service doesn't allow the release of prisoners at the weekend. Thus, his release was brought forward.
However, it has emerged the killer is being uncooperative with the terms of his release.
Under law he is expected to sign a consent form agreeing to his early release under the condition his 24 hours of early freedom be covered by a temporary release order.
Sources say the Dublin man is refusing to leave the prison early due to a large media presence outside Wheatfield Prison (below) in west Dublin. It is understood he is free to sign the release forms at any time during the 24 hours.
He could, however, decide to forgo the early release and leave the prison tomorrow morning.
Lillis is to be welcomed by a fortune estimated to be over €1.2 million upon his release. The money he is due stems from the wind-up of his wife's TV production company, a pension, and the sale of properties co-owned by the couple.
That's about €688 for every day he spent in jail, the Independent reports.