Man charged with murder of gay journalist

Man charged with murder of gay journalist
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Posted on 13 Feb 2020

A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee.


He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Ms McKee was shot during rioting in Derry's Creggan estate on 18 April last year, with the New IRA taking responsibility for her death.


Police have said that although the arrest is significant for the investigation, the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing.

They also said that a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night the journalist was killed.


Ms McKee, who was named Sky News' young journalist of the year in 2006, was standing near a police vehicle when she received a fatal injury as a masked gunman opened fire on officers and onlookers.

 

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