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brutal and needless 'Nothing can ever truly provide justice': Nadine Lott’s family react to killer’s sentencing

'Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Nadine could not help but be touched by her and her zest for life'

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Nadine Lott

Nadine Lott

Nadine Lott

Nadine Lott’s heartbroken family have said that nothing can ever “truly provide justice” for the loss of their beautiful daughter and sister in such a “brutal and needless fashion”.

“This sentence can never bring true justice for Nadine, can never fix what has been broken and can never recover what has been lost,” said family friend and solicitor Padraig Hyland in a statement read outside the Criminal Courts of Justice yesterday.

Mr Hyland thanked the gardaí and detectives “for their professionalism, kindness and their determination” as well as the DPP, who worked “tirelessly and became so personally invested in Nadine’s case.

“Nadine’s family would also like to thank all of the medical personnel from the first responders, the ambulance service and all at St Vincent’s Hospital, who did everything they possibly could to save Nadine’s life.

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Nadine Lott was beaten to death by Murtagh.

Nadine Lott was beaten to death by Murtagh.

Nadine Lott was beaten to death by Murtagh.

 

“They would like to thank all of their friends and people they have never met from Arklow, all over Ireland and all around the world for their kind words, thoughts and prayers for the family and Nadine.

“It has been a wonderful comfort to the family during these dark times and it means more than people will ever know.

“Nadine’s family want to thank the court and justice system for the verdict in this trial and the sentence, for the justice that this brings.

“They want to say that this sentence can never bring true justice for Nadine, can never fix what has been broken and can never recover what has been lost.

“Nothing can ever truly provide justice for the loss in such a brutal and needless fashion of their beautiful daughter and sister Nadine.

“Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Nadine could not help but be touched by her and her zest for life.

“She was beautiful inside and out, a girl with a huge heart filled with fun and kindness with her whole life ahead of her. Nadine will never be forgotten and her memory will be kept alive forever through her adoring family and friends.”

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