Irish Republican News · March 19, 2004
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IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS: Man held over 1992 INLA killing
Man held over 1992 INLA killing

A man accused of the murder of a British soldier killed in Derby in 1992 is today being held without bail in England.

Armagh man Joseph Magee was today charged with murder and later appeared at a brief hearing at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court.

The INLA originally claimed the killing of British Army recruiting officer Michael Newman, was shot as he left his office in April 1992.

Magee was named as a suspect by British police and was arrested in the 26 Counties in 1993.

But he was freed the following year when the High Court in Dublin refused to extradite him to England in a case at the height of the anti-extradition campaign. At the time, Magee was 27.

The INLA declared a ceasefire in its armed struggle in 1998, and the offence comes under the remit of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. If convicted of the crime, Mr Magee could expect immediate release.

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