Tuesday 21 November 2017

Massereene soldier murders: Dissident republican appeals conviction

Terminally ill Brian Shivers must serve at least 25 years in prison
Terminally ill Brian Shivers must serve at least 25 years in prison

Michael McHugh

A TERMINALLY ill dissident republican jailed for murdering two soldiers in Northern Ireland has launched a legal bid to overturn his conviction.

Brian Shivers, 46, lodged papers to appeal the verdict that he was guilty of killing Sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, 21.

His legal team claim he was wrongly punished and want an urgent hearing due to his cystic fibrosis.

Solicitor Niall Murphy said: "Mr Shivers was wrongly convicted and punished since no conduct of his could constitute the offences of which he has been convicted."

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