Getting away with murder?

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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THE blood-thirsty loyalist godfather who carried out the nakedly sectarian slaying of a Catholic in Antrim in the dying days of the Troubles may walk free later this year after turning supergrass and revealing all about his career in crime.
Former UVF supremo Gary Haggarty pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offences at Belfast Crown Court this week, including five murders.
Among them was the chilling gangland style killing of Sean McDermott, who was kidnapped from his aunt's home on the outskirts of Antrim in August 1994 just hours before the IRA declared their first 'complete cessation of military operations'.
Mr McDermott was bound in tape and bundled into a car and then ferried to an isolated layby near Tardree Forest, where he was blasted twice in the head at point blank range with a shotgun.
The case against former police informer Haggarty has been seven years in the making, with the substantive charges running to 82 pages.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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