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Free to walk the streets

NewsBy Patrick O'Connell
Anthony Kelleher appealed his conviction for assaulting his wife.
Anthony Kelleher appealed his conviction for assaulting his wife.

This is the dad-of-two who is back in his country mansion in Co. Cork after winning his appeal against a conviction for beating his wife so badly she suffered a stroke.

Anthony Kelleher (42), of Raleigh North, Macroom, Co. Cork, had pleaded not guilty to assault causing serious harm to his wife Siobhán at their home in Macroom on June 12, 2014.

However, last February he was unanimously found guilty by a jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court and subsequently jailed for eight years, even though 36-year-old Siobhán refused in court to give evidence against him.

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