A former British soldier is set to stand trial over the killing of Aidan McAnespie in Tyrone in 1988.
It's after a judge rejected his application for 'no case to answer'.
51 year old David Holden was stationed in Northern Ireland at the time of the shooting.
BREAKING: Soldier to go on trial for the killing of Aidan McAnespie. His application for ‘no case to answer’ has been refused. Trial likely to be heard before Christmas. @PhoenixLawHR
— Darragh Mackin (@darraghmackin) August 20, 2021
Mr McAnespie was shot dead close to a checkpoint near Aughnacloy on the Monaghan-Tyrone border as he walked to a GAA match.
The Phoenix Law firm, which represents the victim, says the trial will likely be heard before Christmas.