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Enemy of the estate Home where tragic mum Patricia O'Connor was murdered goes to liar husband

Probate documents reveal how tragic Patricia left an estate valued at €32,492 to her jailed spouse.

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Patricia O'Connor

Patricia O'Connor

Husband Gus O’Connor

Husband Gus O’Connor

Daughter Louise O’Connor speaks to our reporter Patrick.

Daughter Louise O’Connor speaks to our reporter Patrick.

JAILED: Daughter Louise O’Connor , her ex-partner Keith Johnson and Stephanie O Connor at court.

JAILED: Daughter Louise O’Connor , her ex-partner Keith Johnson and Stephanie O Connor at court.

Patricia was murdered at home.

Patricia was murdered at home.

Murderer Kieran Greene

Murderer Kieran Greene

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Patricia O'Connor

Liar husband Gus O'Connor, who tried to cover up the gruesome murder and dismemberment of his 61-year-old wife Patricia, has been left the entirety of her estate in her will.

Probate documents reveal how tragic Patricia, whose body parts were discovered scattered across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains in June 2017, left an estate valued at €32,492 to her jailed spouse.

As next-of-kin, 'betrayer' Gus (77) is also entitled to full possession of the €375,000 Mountain View Park home in Churchtown, Dublin, where Patricia was murdered and where the couple were jointly registered as full owners in December 1982.

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Patricia was murdered at home.

Patricia was murdered at home.

Patricia was murdered at home.

The probate documents also reveal how, in the event Gus predeceased her, Patricia wanted a half-share in the Churchtown house to go to 'callous' daughter Louise - as well as half the financial element of her estate.

Louise also participated in the bizarre plot to cover up Patricia's murder and is currently serving two-and-a-half years in prison for impeding the prosecution of her mother's killer, Louise's boyfriend, Kieran Greene.

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Murderer Kieran Greene

Murderer Kieran Greene

Murderer Kieran Greene

In her last will and testament, signed by Patricia on November 15, 2002, she wrote: "I, Patricia O'Connor of 66 Mountain View Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will.

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"If my husband Augustine shall survive me for the space of one calendar month, then but not otherwise, I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate … to my said husband absolutely and I appoint him sole executor of my will.

"If my said husband shall not survive me for the period aforesaid then and in that case the subsequent clauses of this, my will, shall take affect.

"I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate … onto my said children Louise and Richard living at the date of my death."

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Husband Gus O’Connor

Husband Gus O’Connor

Husband Gus O’Connor

Gus O'Connor is currently serving an 18 month sentence for reporting Patricia as a missing person, knowing when he did so that she had already been murdered by Kieran Greene - the boyfriend of the couple's daughter Louise.

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Greene chopped Patricia's body into 15 pieces after bludgeoning her to death in an upstairs bathroom of the property on May 29, 2017.

He later discarded her body parts in nine locations over a 30km range in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains.

In June 2020, he was jailed for life for her murder.

Gardai believe the murder was prompted by over-crowding in the Mountain View Park property that Patricia shared with Gus, her daughter Louise, Louise's partner Kieran Greene and Louise's five children.

Daughter Louise and grand-daughter Stephanie participated in the plot to conceal her death, with Stephanie dressing up as her grandmother after the killing to make it seem as if she stormed out of the house and left on the day of the murder. A jury found Louise had agreed to her daughter disguising herself as Patricia in order to conceal the fact that Patricia was dead.

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Daughter Louise O’Connor speaks to our reporter Patrick.

Daughter Louise O’Connor speaks to our reporter Patrick.

Daughter Louise O’Connor speaks to our reporter Patrick.

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A third man, Louise O'Connor's former partner Keith Johnson, was also convicted of impeding the apprehension and prosecution of Greene after the court heard he'd bought the tools used by the murderer to carry out the "grotesque" dismemberment of Patricia O'Connor.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the charges against Gus, Louise and Stephanie and Johnston were "simply appalling".

He described the reaction and response of those who were present at the house on the evening of Patricia's death, which formed the basis of the prosecution case against the three of the four, as "dreadful".

The judge said Patricia, a mother, grandmother and wife, had been murdered in her Rathfarnham home and her body had been disposed of within a very short period of time.

He emphasised that no effort had been made to obtain garda assistance nor call the emergency services.

"The efforts to conceal the crime became, in a very short time, quite elaborate and even more elaborate as time went on," he added.

Furthermore, Mr Justice McDermott said, Patricia's remains had been discovered by "unsuspecting members of the public" on a day out in "horrific circumstances".

The judge pointed out that the object of the exercise to dismember Mrs O'Connor was to ensure that her body was never found and the crime never detected or prosecuted and this was a most "shocking aspect" of the case.

The effect Mrs O'Connor's death had on her immediate family, her son Richard O'Connor and her friends, has been "devastating and heart-breaking" for them, he said.

He highlighted that the deceased woman had worked hard all her life for her family and was set to enjoy her retirement if that had been made available to her.

The seven-week trial heard that the body of Mrs O'Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts that were found at nine different locations over a 30km range in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains between June 10 and 14, 2017.

Former Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis, gave evidence that Mrs O'Connor's head was struck a minimum of three blows with a solid implement and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Speaking after Gus, Louise and Stephanie and Keith Johnston were jailed, Patricia's son Richard said: "My mam was a kind, loving person; a mother, a sister and a grandmother with many years left to live that were so cruelly taken from her."

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"The sentences given today we feel were not enough, but no length of time is long enough for the crimes they have committed. May they live with this on their conscience for the rest of their lives. As a family, we will try to heal the pain caused by their actions."


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