Brian Shivers Cleared Of Massereene Murders

Brian Shivers, who was originally convicted of the Real IRA murders of two soldiers at Massereene Barracks in 2009, has been acquitted at Belfast Crown Court today.

The soldiers, Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, were shot bt the Real IRA as they collected pizza they had ordered.

Mr Shivers, 47, was also cleared of six counts of attempted murder and possession of a gun which was used in the shooting.

Mr Justice Deeney said that he could not be sure that DNA evidence found on matches and a mobile phone was innocently transferred by Mr Shivers.


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