Thrown to her death
Thursday, 24 November 2016
AN ANTRIM man is starting a long stretch behind bars this week after finally admitting the murder of his father's partner by throwing her over a 40-foot high bridge into the icy waters of the Sixmile river.
Former soldier Alan Foster had consistently denied killing Pauline Carmichael on February 23 last year, but sensationally changed his plea just as the case was about to be heard.
This week, shocking new details have emerged about the local woman's tragic final days.
Eye witnesses revealed that 38-year-old Foster 'loathed' the mother-of-six, burning all her belongings after one particularly ferocious fight.
Neighbours have also revealed that the police were called to the flat at Hillside in Antrim where she lived with Foster and his father more than 20 times in the months leading up to her death after heavy drinking sparked heated rows - and ultimately ugly violence.
On the night in question, it has been claimed that tempers flared when Pauline blew the whistle on anti-social activity on the Dublin Road.
If that was indeed the case, she paid a terrible price for it.
*Read the full shocking story in this week's Antrim Guardian
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