Friday, May 03, 2013 9:49 am
Man acquitted of Real IRA murder of 2 UK soldiers
The Associated Press
The judge ruled that Brian Shivers' cystic fibrosis made him an unlikely member of the gun gang that killed the unarmed soldiers, and wounded six other people, as they collected pizzas outside their base.
They were the first military personnel killed in Northern Ireland since 1997, when most Irish Republican Army members declared a cease-fire. Friday's verdict means nobody has been convicted of the killings.
The 47-year-old Shivers was originally convicted of the murders last year but won the right to a retrial on appeal.