Man accused of defrauding crossbow murder victim

Family photo: North Wales Police

A man has appeared in court accused of defrauding Gerald Corrigan before he was murdered.

The retired lecturer died in hospital after he was shot with a crossbow by Terrence Whall at his home near Holyhead on Good Friday 2019. Whall is now serving at least 31 years in prison.

Richard Wyn Lewis (49), of Ffram, Llanfair, faces six charges against several victims involving up to £250,000. They include false representation surrounding the sale of Mr Corrigan’s home at Gof Du.

Caernarfon magistrates heard the allegations came to light when police spoke at length with Mr Corrigan’s partner, Marie Bailey, during the murder investigation.

The other charges against Lewis involve the sales of horses, a Citroen car and another property at Llanddona, along with an alleged fraud involving construction work.

Prosecutors claimed Lewis intended to make a financial gain for himself.

His partner, Siwan McLean (51), is accused of handling criminal property – namely a bank deposit of just over £50,000.

Both defendants did not enter any pleas and spoke only to confirm their personal details.

Lewis and McLean were released on unconditional bail and will appear before a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Monday 14th September.

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