Man charged over 1994 UVF murders

Published Thursday, 27 March 2014
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A 48-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murders of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast almost 20 years ago.

Man charged over 1994 UVF murders
A man has been charged in connection with the 1994 murders. (© Pacemaker)

Gary Convie, 24, and 44-year-old Eamon Fox were sitting in their car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May 1994 when a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun.

The man who was detained in north Belfast on Wednesday is accused of two counts of murder as well as one count of attempted murder and one count of possessing a firearm.

He is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday.

A 41-year-old woman also detained on Wednesday in Antrim has been released pending a report to the PPS.

To date, two people have been charged in connection with the killings and four have been reported to the PPS.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Sunny in Belfast wrote (306 days ago):
Cue the "and his OTR letter will be in the post" comments about amnesty, which the OTR never provided, simply stated there was no evidence to pursue the OTRs at the time they received the letter, nothing about amnesty. If new evidence for murder come to light then it should be used with the full weight of the law.
Sam1690 in Ballysillan wrote (306 days ago):
All those involved in "the conflict" must face the courts, ok under the GFA they'll serve less than 2 years, but that is the "mechanism for dealing with the past" that was voted for by the NI public, however Sinn Fein would like to go against the wishes of the public and actually secured an "OTR" agreement or the Haass talks, I should really put in a FOI request to see if Sinn Fein have complied with equality legislation in relation to letters, are there elections due? lol
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (306 days ago):
Lets get out and bring both sides to justice !
Joe in Co Down wrote (306 days ago):
If he is found guilty then he should do time for murder of innocent people.
S.B. in Belfast wrote (306 days ago):
It is right that the families of Eamon Fox and Gary Convie receive justice for these horrific murders. Many people would also like the police to go after the UVF in 2014 who seem to be operating freely to do what they want. Residents in East Belfast are being held to ransom by the UVF and their criminal Godfathers there. The same names always come up but they never seem to be held account; why is this?
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