28/11/2013

Man Jailed For Life For 1981 IRA Murder

A 57-year-old man has been sentenced to life in jail for the 1981 murder of a police reservist in a Co Londonderry hospital.

Seamus Martin Kearney, 57, of Gorteade Road, Maghera, was found guilty of murdering 25-year-old John Proctor, who was killed by the IRA as he left a hospital after visiting his newborn son.

Kearney had denied murder and possessing an Armalite AR15 rifle.

No tariff has been set on the life sentence but under the Good Friday Agreement he may serve two years.

(MH)


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