Life Sentence For IRA Hitman Who Killed Innocent Man

The Special Criminal Court has heard that the victim of an IRA hitman was never involved in any criminal or subversive activity and was "totally blameless" and "wholly innocent."

The comments were made as 50-year-old Rose Lynch was jailed for life for the murder of David Darcy in November 2011.

Lynch also pleaded guilty to five other guns and ammunition offences and a charge of membership of the IRA, being sentenced to five and ten years respectively for the guns and ammunition charges and eight years for membership of the Real IRA.

Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne said Lynch who described herself as "an IRA volunteer" had not made any single expression of remorse for the murder of Mr Darcy.

It is understood the Mr Darcy was targeted as he was thought to have been involved in the shooting of Continuity IRA leader, Liam Kenny.

A claim that has been rubbished since the start of the trial.


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