A FORMER soldier has been convicted of killing a man during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in 1988.
David Jonathan Holden, 53, admitted firing the fatal shot that hit Aidan McAnespie, 23, at an Army checkpoint.
The victim was heading to a Gaelic football club when he was struck in the back.
ホールデン, an English ex-Grenadier Guardsman, claimed it was an accident as his hands were wet.
Mr Justice O’Hara KC, judge at the no-jury trial, said he should have appreciated the consequences of his actions when he pulled the trigger.
He said he was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Holden was guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence at Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.
Paul Young, from the Northern Ireland Veterans Movement, said outside ベルファスト crown court that he was saddened by the verdict.
Mr Young, who said he understood Holden’s family would appeal, 追加されました: "わたしたちのため, the witch-hunt continues.”