Friday November 27, 2020

Julia Holmes: a life of crime: ‘Never met her, never wanted to meet her’

Questions remain after last week's harrowing inquest into the mysterious deaths of fraudster Julia Holmes and her partner Thomas Ruttle

1st May, 2016
Julia Holmes pictured with former US vice president Dan Quayle

In the midst of the intrigue surrounding conwoman Julia Holmes was a pitiful family tragedy. Relatives of Thomas Ruttle sat on a side bench of the 19th-century courthouse in Newcastle West, Co Limerick, last Monday, for the inquests into the deaths of the 56-year-old beekeeper and Holmes, his partner of four years. Among the family members were his two teenage sons, Ian and Kelvin Knight, dressed in dark suits.

They had come without legal representation....

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