14/11/2017

Gary Haggarty To Give Evidence Over 1994 Murder Of Two Catholic Men

Former senior loyalist Gary Haggarty is to give evidence against an alleged Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) man accused of murdering two Catholic men during the Troubles.

Eamon Fox and Gary Convie were both fatally shot by the UVF in Belfast in 1994.

The UVF Commander turned supergrass is to be a witness at the trial. There will also be an independent witness and forensic evidence will be used.
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Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory QC said: "I am satisfied that there is independent evidence which is capable of supporting his identification of the subject.

"This includes both eyewitness and forensic evidence.

"In these circumstances, I have concluded that there is a reasonable prospect of conviction and that the test for prosecution is met.

"I can confirm that we intend to use assisting offender Gary Haggarty as a witness in this prosecution."

Haggarty, 45, pleaded guilty to 202 terror offences, including five murders.

(CD)

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