艾丹-麥克阿尼斯皮。前士兵因檢查站槍擊案受審結束

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艾丹-麥克阿尼斯皮。前士兵因檢查站槍擊案受審結束

一名被指控在檢查站發生致命槍擊的前士兵的審判已經結束,法官表示他將儘快作出判決。

52歲的大衛-霍爾登(David Holden)被指控於1988年在泰隆郡的奧格納克羅伊(Aughnacloy)誤殺了艾丹-麥克阿尼斯皮。

23歲的McAnespie先生被一發子彈打死,這發子彈在路上彈開,擊中了他的背部。

在審判期間,霍爾登先生否認故意將武器瞄準麥卡尼斯皮先生,而安全部隊認為他是 "相關人員"--愛爾蘭共和軍嫌疑人。

這位退伍軍人聲稱,他的濕手使他意外地扣動了扳機,在0.25秒內開了三槍。

周五,奧哈拉法官進行了結案陳詞,他在沒有陪審團的情況下對此案進行了數周的審理。

律師說:"當他扣動扳機時,他沒有履行職責,造成了災難性的後果,"。

霍爾登先生的律師回應說,被告提供了一個 "無法反駁 "的說法。

他說,有一種合理的可能性,即武器 "被第三方而不是霍爾登先生錯誤地留在了扣動的位置上"。

他總結說。"我們必須通過這樣一個命題來看待我的當事人的刑事罪責,即他作為一名18歲的士兵在進入桑戈爾的第一天就對這把機槍承擔了責任。"


The trial of a former soldier charged over a fatal shooting at a checkpoint has ended, with the judge stating he will deliver a verdict as soon as possible.

David Holden, 52, is accused of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie at Aughnacloy in County Tyrone in 1988.

Mr McAnespie, who was 23, was killed by a shot which ricocheted off the road and struck him in the back.

During the trial, Mr Holden denied deliberately aiming the weapon at Mr McAnespie, whom security forces had believed was "a person of interest" - an IRA suspect.

The military veteran claimed his wet hands had caused him to pull the trigger accidentally, discharging three shots in 0.25 seconds.

On Friday, closing arguments were made before Mr Justice O'Hara, who has heard the case over several weeks in the absence of a jury.

"He failed in his duties when he squeezed that trigger resulting in catastrophic consequences," said the lawyer.

Responding, Mr Holden's lawyer argued the defendant had provided an account which "could not be disproved".

He said there was a reasonable probability that the weapon was "mistakenly left in a cocked position by a third party and not by Mr Holden".

He concluded: "We have to look at the criminal culpability of my client through the proposition that he assumed responsibility for this machine gun as an 18-year-old soldier on his first day in the sangar."

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