DAVE MAHON has vowed to fight the murder charge that he is expected to receive tomorrow morning.
He has returned to Ireland after being asked by the Gardai to face the charge over his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick’s death in May last year.
Dean, a father himself, died from a stab wound sustained during an altercation with Mahon in his Dublin flat, allegedly after confronting him over the disappearance of his sister Amy on New Year’s Day 2008.
Mahon told ‘The Irish Star’ that he had hoped to be charged with manslaughter and has previously claimed he only killed Dean in ‘self-defence’.
“I’m not guilty of murder, not murder, Jesus no,” he said.
“I would prefer if it was manslaughter, but it is up to the jury. It was a terrible accident.”
Upon handing himself in, Mahon will be taken into custody and most likely held at Cloverhill remand prison in Dublin.
“I am still in a state of shock,” he added. “Do you know when it will sink in? When I am in my prison cell.”
Audrey, who will die if she does not receive a liver transplant, has remained in Spain due to the couple’s alleged poor finances.
This follows the Olive Press’ exclusive new sensational evidence regarding the night of Amy’s disappearance and where she may be buried.