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US NewsFormer soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972

17:10  15 april  2019
17:10  15 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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

Former soldier to be prosecuted over teen's murder in 1972 A former soldier is to be prosecuted over the murder of a teenage boy almost 50 years ago. © 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.

A former British paratrooper has been charged with the killing of two unarmed protesters in Northern Ireland in 1972 , in an incident that has become known as Bloody Sunday. The veteran, identified as Soldier F, will also face prosecution for the attempted murder of four others. He will face trial for the

‘ Soldier F’ to be prosecuted for murder and attempted murder over 1972 killings in Derry. Only one former British paratrooper is to be charged in connection with the killings of civil rights demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, drawing dismay and calls for accountability from the families who

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

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

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.

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.

Teen boy in critical condition following collision

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A former British soldier faces murder charges over the killing of two people on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972 . The Public Prosecution Service said there was enough evidence to prosecute Soldier F for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney. The sole prosecution is seen as a

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

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.

"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.

"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."

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