Saturday 16 December 2017

Supreme Court to hear garda murder appeal

THE Supreme Court is expected to hear early next year an appeal by a man convicted of capital murder of a garda.

His appeal is against the rejection of his bid to be considered for remission from his 40-year jail sentence.

The Chief Justice, Ms Justice Susan Denham, said yesterday the appeal of Noel Callan, while it had been granted priority, was unlikely to be heard before January.

Callan has served 26 years so far for the murder of a Garda Sergeant Patrick Morrissey.

Callan (48), originally from Co Monaghan, has claimed he has unlawfully been deprived of a right of remission.

He was aged 22 when convicted by the Special Criminal Court in December 1985.

Irish Independent

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