Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Pair accused of will forgery

A woman whose body was exhumed amid fears she may have been murdered had her will forged, cops have claimed.

Popular south Armagh publican Katherine ‘Kitty' Haughey died at her Forkhill home in December 2004 after a long illness.

She was laid to rest at St Mary's Cemetery, Dromintee, next to her brother and sister following a funeral that united the tightly-knit community in grief.

But in July 2007 cops dug up the 81-year-old's body amid suspicions she had been murdered.

Forensic tests proved Kitty died of natural causes but detectives refused to let the matter rest.

Now it has emerged that police have charged two people who they believe forged her will.

Niamh Rosemary Hearty, 31, and James Peter Cassidy, 59, both with addresses in Dundalk, are scheduled to appear in Newry Magistrates' Court on June 22 in connection with the case.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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