Man found not guilty of UVF murders of two Catholic workmen in 1994

A High Court Judge in Belfast has found a man not guilty of murdering two Catholic workmen, and the attempted murder of a third, who were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in 1994. The Judge rejected the evidence of the “Supergrass” witness, Gary Haggarty, a former Battalion Commander in the UVF, who had pleaded guilty to over 200 offences after being de-briefed as an Assisting Offender by Special Branch over a period of two and a half years. Smyth had denied the murders of Gary Convie and Eamon Fox. The men were murdered by a gunman who opened fire on them with a Sten gun as they ate their lunch in a car at a building site in Belfast. 


Michael Borrelli KC represented Mr Smyth. You can read further on the case via the BBC.


29th February 2024