23/01/2014

Brian Meehan Granted Right To Appeal Guerin Conviction

The Court of Criminal Appeal has granted convicted murderer Brian Meehan the right to appeal his sentence.

48-year-old Meehan is serving a life sentence in Portlaoise Prison over the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in June 1996.

Meehan applied to the appeal court for a full hearing to determine if he had been a victim of a miscarriage of justice.

The Director of public Prosecutions endeavored to have Mr Meehan's appeal struck out, but it was rejected by the court of appeal.

(MH/CD)

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