Friday 28 November 2014

US teenager acquitted of Irishman’s murder in Boston

Published 26/03/2014 | 21:42

A memorial is seen near the site Irishman Ciaran Conneely was killed on Nahant Avenue in Boston.
A memorial is seen near the site Irishman Ciaran Conneely was killed on Nahant Avenue in Boston.

A man on trial for the murder of a 36-year-old Galwayman in Boston nearly three years ago has been found not guilty.

Ciarán 'Kiwi' Conneely was shot dead during a failed robbery attempt in the early hours of 10 October 201, with 19 year-old John Graham charged with the murder.

Originally form Inis Meáin in Co Galway, the construction worker had been living in the US for over 12 years when he was returning to his home in Dorchester from an Irish festival when he was shot.

The American teenager was today acquitted by a Suffolk Superior Court jury, but was however convicted over a double shooting in October 2011 with the same gun that was used in Mr Conneely’s killing.

He was convicted of armed assault, aggravated assault and battery for the shooting of two men in that particular incident.

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