Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Crucifix killer's husband back at work

The husband of crucifix killer Karen Walsh is back at work in his Dublin office.

Richard Durkin has attempted to get his own life back on track after seeing Walsh convicted of murdering an OAP.

He stood by the killer during the trial for the murder of her 81-year-old neighbour Maire Rankin in her house on the Dublin Road, Newry, at Christmas 2008. The pensioner was found naked, battered to death with a crucifix and sexually assaulted on Christmas Day.

Mr Durkin returned to work in Dublin less than 10 days after Walsh (45) was convicted.

He was spotted arriving at the offices of tax consultant Devaney and Durkin in Portobello near Rathmines, where he is a partner in the firm.

He made no comment on his wife's case or sentencing when approached.

His blue Mercedes was parked outside and Mr Durkin put something into the boot of it on his way back from lunch before walking up the steps to the front door.

Walsh has begun her life sentence for the horrific killing.

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