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Sex killer Graham Dwyer's prison letters say he expects a 'great 2016'

Sex killer Graham Dwyer's prison letters say he expects a 'great 2016'

Killer Graham Dwyer maintains his innocence in letters to young female penpal as he gears up to sue the state, in what he believes will be a 'great' 2016.

Dwyer has been corresponding with a young Spanish/British au-pair for some time, and demonstrated his commitment to her by placing her name on his visitor list at Portlaoise prison.

The Foxrock native boldly predicts his early release from prison, and indicates he may then need to 'lie low' at his penpal's home for a time.

In letters seen by the Irish Daily Mail, Dwyer writes that he is 'excited' about his appeal, which he hopes will take place as early as April 2016.

Predicting that his upcoming court appearance "could bring everything crashing down" he warned his friend that "it will be bad in the press" while his appeal is underway.

"The case will be a bit of a landmark and mentions false arrest, unlawful detention and (cough, cough) damages! Damn straight," he wrote.

The former architect said he has shelved plans to study for the Leaving Cert Art exam as it would be likely to clash with his appeal.

He encouraged the au pair to wink "when no-one is looking" in court.

Dwyer discussed prison life, referring to his constant state of sobriety, and surmised that prison "sucks."

He bemoaned the fact that 2015 was "such a sh***y year" but added that "2016 is already promising to be a great one".

Dwyer mentions his frustration at not being able to contact his young penpal on the telephone number she provided.

"They couldn't get through to your UK mobile here, but my Mum tried the number and it worked for her (she said you sounded like 'a very nice girl' hee! hee!," he wrote.

Dwyer mentioned having "lots of hugs" with his mother.

He described his "really good mood these days" and said he is playing lots of music and singing in his free time.

The convict also mentioned enjoying watching the X Factor as well as Jennifer Lawrence films as he keeps busy behind bars.

"I have decided to spend this new year's with you and Jennifer Lawrence by writing this letter and watching Silver Linings playbook.

"The media have done their worst to me, they can't do anything else, they can't bring me down or crush my spirit or take away from the fact that I am innocent," he wrote.