Woman charged over Black murder alibi

Published Wednesday, 05 March 2014
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A woman has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice by providing a false alibi for a suspect in the murder investigation of prison officer David Black.

Woman charged over Black murder alibi
David Black was killed on his way to work. (© Pacemaker)

Fiona McFadden, of Killough Gardens, Lurgan, Co Armagh is alleged to have given the false alibi to the police the day after the murder.

Mr Black, a 52-year-old father of two, was shot dead on 1 November 2012 on the M1 motorway near Lurgan as he drove to work at Maghaberry Prison.

The Cookstown man was the 31st member of the prison service to be killed in Northern Ireland and the murder was the first of its kind in almost 20 years.

The car used in the killing - a Toyota Camry - was found burnt out in Lurgan shortly after the incident.

On Wednesday, 29-year-old McFadden, was released on bail, with the conditions she not contact two men connected to the killing.

They are Sean McVeigh, of Victoria Street Lurgan, who is accused of the murder and possession of a firearm and Damian McLaughlin, of Kilmascally Road in Dungannon, who is accused of obtaining the car used in the attack.

McFadden is set to appear again in Craigavon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

© UTV News
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Trevor in Banbridge wrote (288 days ago):
Jail with no bail is what she should have got.
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