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life sentence Daniel Murtagh not placed on 'suicide watch' in jail after murder conviction

It’s been business as usual for him,” a source told the Sunday World.

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Daniel Murtagh.

Daniel Murtagh.

Daniel Murtagh.

Beast Daniel Murtagh has given no indication in prison that his conviction for his ex-girlfriend’s brutal murder is playing on his mind.

Sources have confirmed to the Sunday World that Murtagh has not been placed under ‘special observation’ – commonly referred to as ‘suicide watch’ in Cloverhill Prison in the wake of his conviction for Nadine’s murder.

“It’s been business as usual for him,” a source told the Sunday World.

“Often in a case like this where an inmate is suddenly looking at a life sentence, there would be cause for concern.

“But Murtagh has shown no deterioration in his attitude or mental health.

“The officers would maybe be keeping a slightly closer eye on him, but he has presented no cause for concern so far.”

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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.

Murtagh will remand in the remand prison until his sentencing hearing after which time it is expected he will be moved to Mountjoy.

Murtagh, The Sunday World, can reveal has been having documented anger management issues for at least the past seven years.

As early as 2014 the thug was writing about his difficulties controlling his anger on social media.

In one post in 2014 on Twitter, he wrote: “Me head is up me h*le today. Get me to the gym to release anger.”

And in another he wrote: “It’s great when ye do a round on the boxing bag and picture someone’s face on it, and nearly take the f****ng thing off the wall.”

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The Sunday World has also learned that Murtagh has several previous convictions of public order related offences.

Murtagh was first arrested in 2006 for intoxication in a public place.

He was convicted of public order offences in 2008 and 2011.

Gardai believe that had he made it to Clondalkin from Arklow, via the backroads, on the night he fatally beat Nadine, he would have attempted to flee the jurisdiction.

When he was first charged in relation to the investigation in December 2019, gardai objected to any form of bail saying he had built up a large number of contacts while living in Australia and could flee the jurisdiction.

Murtagh will receive a mandatory life sentence on October 4th.

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