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Murderer Anthony Paget died in the Mater Hospital earlier this week after contracting pneumonia while behind bars in Portlaoise Prison    

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Veronica Carberry

Veronica Carberry

Veronica Carberry

The daughter of a murder victim has told of her horror after receiving an online death threat following the death of her imprisoned father's killer.

Murderer Anthony Paget died in the Mater Hospital earlier this week after contracting pneumonia while behind bars in Portlaoise Prison.

Paget was just eight months into his sentence after being jailed for life in May 2021 for the murder of Aidan McMenamy at Clinch's Court, North Dublin.

Now in a shocking development, Aidan's oldest daughter Veronica Carberry, who at Paget's sentencing said she hoped he never saw the light of day again, has revealed she has received a death threat in the wake of the killer's passing.

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Veronica Carberry with family and friends speaking to media following Paget’s sentence hearing

Veronica Carberry with family and friends speaking to media following Paget’s sentence hearing

Veronica Carberry with family and friends speaking to media following Paget’s sentence hearing

"If it wasn't bad enough for me to lose my father over him, I'm now getting death threats," she told the Sunday World.

Veronica continued that she had been messaged by an associate of Paget's, warning her he 'would be seeing me very soon'.

Veronica had spoken out earlier this week online, after Paget's death, saying she found it unfair that he died in hospital in the company of his family, when he had robbed her family of that right.

Veronica said the individual who threatened her, issued the threat as a result of her earlier internet post.

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Anthony Paget. Pic: RTE

Anthony Paget. Pic: RTE

Anthony Paget. Pic: RTE

"We are going through hell because of that man (Paget)," she said. "And it makes it so much harder knowing he only did eight months and got to see his family. It's so unfair."

Paget's trial heard how he stabbed Aidan McMenamy to death in the early hours of the morning during a row over Paget's estranged wife Candice Paget.

Paget, of Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter but a jury found him guilty of murder by a unanimous verdict.

The court heard that Paget had 47 previous convictions including three for possession of knives and one for serious assault.

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Giving evidence during the trial Candice Paget said Mr McMenamy, her boyfriend, was jealous that she was spending so much time with the accused, her estranged husband.

All three were together in her home after drinking, taking heroin and smoking crack cocaine when, she said, Mr McMenamy "got it into his head that something was going on" between herself and Paget.

As the row unfolded she said she saw Mr McMenamy reach behind his back, pull out a knife and slash Paget in the face. She stood between the two men to try to stop the fight and she took the knife away.

She said Mr McMenamy then called Paget "out for a knock" and both men went outside where the fight resumed and Paget stabbed Mr McMenamy to death.

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Mourners escort the remains of Aidan McMenamy after his funeral

Mourners escort the remains of Aidan McMenamy after his funeral

Mourners escort the remains of Aidan McMenamy after his funeral

The jury heard that Mr McMenamy had suffered seven stab wounds, one to the neck and six to the back.

At Paget's sentencing, the deceased's sister Amanda McMenamy spoke of how upsetting it is to know her brother was "on his own without his family to hold his hand," as he lay dying.

In a statement, the Irish Prison Service said they could confirm a "death in custody" in Mountjoy Prison on January 5.

"All deaths in custody are investigated by the Irish Prison Service, the Inspector of Prisons and An Garda Síochána, where circumstances warrant," the statement reads.

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