26/01/2007

LVF man jailed for grandmother's murder

A leading member of the LVF, has today been given a 28-year jail sentence for the murder of a County Armagh grandmother in 1999.

William James Fulton, 38, was convicted for the murder of Portadown woman Elizabeth O'Neill, 59, who was killed during an explosion at her home in the Corcrain Estate area of the town-eight years ago.

Fulton was also jailed for almost 50 terrorist offences including the attempted murder of a number of police officers.

His trial was the longest running case in Northern Ireland's legal history.

(EF)

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