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IrelandFormer soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972

18:15  15 april  2019
18:15  15 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A former soldier is to be prosecuted over the murder of a teenage boy almost 50 years ago.

Former soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972 © Other Daniel Hegarty's family were informed of the development by the director of public prosecutions

Known as Soldier B, they are also facing a charge of wounding with intent relating to a second teenager.

Daniel Hegarty, 15, died after being shot twice in the head by a member of an Army patrol in the Creggan area of Londonderry on 31 July 1972.

His cousin, Christopher Hegarty, 17, was also shot and injured in the incident which took place during what was known as Operation Motorman.

Former soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972 © PA A quiet night in Belfast - Cpl Roger Soames of Aylesbury, Bucks., and Marine Thomas Taylor of Accrington, Lancs., both of Royal marine 40 Squadron Commandos, keep watch from the newly established post on the roof of Artillery Flats in the New Lodge Road area of Belfas.

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The former soldier , identified as “ Soldier F,” will be charged with two murders and the attempted murder of four others. John Kelly, whose brother Michael was killed in 1972 , said on Thursday at a news conference in Londonderry’ s town hall that the decision to prosecute just one former soldier

Stephen Herron, the director of public prosecutions for Northern Ireland, met the Hegarty family in private in Derry on Monday to explain that charges will be brought.

The decision follows the ruling of the divisional court last year and a subsequent review of the case.

Evidence from the initial investigation, a later investigation by the historical enquiries team, material from inquest proceedings and expert forensic reports have been considered.

Mr Herron said: "I have concluded that the evidence which can be presented at court is sufficient to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction and that the evidential test for prosecution is met.

Former soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972 © PA Armoured vehicles, including 50-ton converted Centurion tanks, were used to bulldoze barriers in Catholic no-go areas of the Bogside and Creggan estates.

"As with all cases, I have also carefully considered whether the public interest requires prosecution through the courts. Particular consideration was given to Soldier B’s ill health, regarding which an updated medical report was obtained.

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One former British soldier will be prosecuted for two murders in the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in Londonderry by British The evidence was insufficient to charge 16 other former soldiers , Northern Ireland’ s Public Prosecution Service said on Thursday.

Soldier to face murder charges over "Bloody Sunday"1:42. A former British soldier will be prosecuted for two murders in the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in Londonderry by British paratroopers in 1972 - one of the most notorious incidents of the

"In line with our code for prosecutors, I have concluded, given the seriousness of the charges, that the public interest test for prosecution is also met."

The Hegarty family released a statement saying they welcomed the decision.

They said: "This has been a long journey. We have lost our parents along the way and recently our sister Philomena.

Former soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972 © AP In this February 1972 file photo, a building burns in the bogside district of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday.

Daniel was a 15-year-old child, full of life... it has taken 47 years to finally get the state to do the right thing."

They added: "We offer our support to other families seeking justice. Stick with it. Difficult as it is, engage with your solicitor and follow the legal route in a patient and dignified way in the memory of the loved one you seek justice for."

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