Widow's disgust at killers of PSNI man

David Young and Deric Henderson

The widow of a murdered policeman said she felt pity for his killers as she watched them being convicted and jailed for life.

Kate Carroll, whose husband Stephen (48) was shot dead by the Continuity IRA in Craigavon, Co Armagh, said dissident republican terrorists who continued to wreak misery on families in Northern Ireland were fighting a losing battle.

Brendan McConville (40) and John Paul Wootton (20) were found guilty at Belfast Crown Court of murdering the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) constable in March 2009.

"I just felt justice has been done," Mrs Carroll said. "I felt pity and disgust for them because my idea is we are trying to move on in Northern Ireland, we are trying to keep the peace process going."