Wanted IRA man traced to quiet U.S. home in New Jersey
Irish building worker fled North after murder of Capt Robert Nairac
Others in the murder gang say Maguire played a central part in the bloody fight on May 14, 1977, that ended in Captain Nairac's death. No trace of Nairac's body has ever been found.
Maguire fled to America on a visitor's visa and has since become a U.S. resident.
Even now, the story of what happened to the Oxford educated, SAS-trained Grenadier Guards officer, is still a mystery.
Nairac, 29, who was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his bravery, ventured into the heartland of the Provisional IRA when he posed as a member of the Official IRA at the Three Steps Inn at Drumintee, two miles from the Irish border.
He played his part well, chatting with locals and singing rebel songs but someone knew the truth.
As he walked to his car at closing time a gang of men who had been drinking at the bar, allegedly including Maguire, jumped him.
Nairac was beaten up then driven three miles to Ravensdale forest, across the border in County Louth. He was tortured for several hours as the gang tried to force him to reveal his identity.
When their efforts failed, the group laughed as an IRA gunman shot Nairac in the head.
Maguire, 57, is accused of being one of three men who fled from Northern Ireland in the days after the killing.
Maguire now lives with wife, Mary, 57, and their children, Anne Marie, 26, Christine, 24, Keira, 23 and Patrick junior, 22, in the quiet New Jersey suburb of Dumont.
Speaking to journalists at his home in Dumont, he said he had regrets about the events of that dark night in 1977.
"There's nothing I can say about that night... Of course I have regrets about it... but I'm not going to say any more.
"I'm not going to go back into the past. And if the past catches up with me, then... There's nothing can change things now and I've told you I regret it but that's as far as I can go... There's nothing can change it, it's 30-odd years ago.
"Things have changed in the north now. If they have progress in the north well and good, but they're not going to find the body here."
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