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Former soldier to stand trial over death of Aidan McAnespie

Aug 20, 2021 12:08 By News Northern Sound
Former soldier to stand trial over death of Aidan McAnespie Former soldier to stand trial over death of Aidan McAnespie
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There's been a long campaign for justice in the case.

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.

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Mr McAnespie was shot dead close to a checkpoint near Aughnacloy on the Monaghan-Tyrone border as he walked to a GAA match.

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The Phoenix Law firm, which represents the victim, says the trial will likely be heard before Christmas.

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