Ex-Sinn Fein councilor charged with NI police murder
By: Conn Corrigan | Published Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1:33 PM | Updated Thursday, July 23, 2009, 6:05 PM
A former Sinn Fein councilor has been charged with the murder of a Northern Ireland police officer.
is the second person to be charged with the murder. He was also charged with possession of an assault rifle and 26 rounds of ammunition.
McConville, who is unemployed, denied the charges.
A dissident Republican group called the Continuity IRA
claimed responsibility for the murder of Carroll, who was himself a Catholic.
On Tuesday, a 17 year-old appeared in court charged with Carroll’s murder. The youth, who denied the charges, cannot be named because of his age. On Monday, two other men, who were arrested last week in relation to the murder, were released without charge.
They were the first British security forces members to be murdered in Northern Ireland in over a decade. Another dissident Republican group, called the Real IRA, claimed responsibility. Four people are still being held in relation to the soldiers’ murders.