Friday 20 April 2018

Man charged over 1994 double murder

Michael McHugh

A man has been charged with the murders of two Catholic men in north Belfast almost 20 years ago.

Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot with a sub-machine gun while sitting in a car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May 1994.

The accused, 42, was detained in north Belfast on Monday morning.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a third man and possession of a firearm.

Mr Convie, 24, and Mr Fox, 44, were builders from County Armagh who were attacked while eating their lunch in a car parked close to their building site.

One man has already been convicted in connection with the murders.

The suspects will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court this morning.

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