Woman who murdered husband starts new life

Julie McGinley leaving Hydebank Womans prison    Picture Colm O'Reilly Sunday Life

Julie McGinley leaving Hydebank Womans prison Picture Colm O’Reilly Sunday Life

THE Enniskillen mother who was dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ after she murdered her husband 15 years ago is to set up a new life with her new-found partner who is a former TV producer.

Julie McGinley was convicted of murdering her husband Gerry in 2002 and has been serving a minimum 15-year sentence.


The mother-of-two is currently serving a life sentence after her husband was beaten to death. She is on a phased release scheme from her cell in Hydebank’s Ash House, according to the Sunday Life.

The newspaper snapped the mother, who has been banned from entering Enniskillen, was recently photographed shopping with her new partner. It was claimed that the pair met while the ex-BBC man was researching her life behind bars.

She is expected to be granted her full life license next year

At the time of their jailing, the victim’s parents were reported to have said they felt sadness for their son’s wife.

Gerry McGinley Sr told the BBC at the time: “She’s still my daughter-in-law today and that can’t be changed.

“When they come out their lives are over, they will be near pensioners.”

The married couple had two daughters together who are now both in their late teens.


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