Injustice as journalists’s killers go free
The family, friends and former colleagues of respected journalist Martin O’Hagan have been “shocked and devastated” at the decision of Crown prosecutors not to pursue a prosecution against a loyalist gang for the 2001 murder.
Four people investigated over the killing and a further four alleged to be on the periphery of the plot will not now face trial.
Mr O’Hagan was shot dead as he walked with his wife near his home in Lurgan in September, 2001. There remains a strong suspicion of collusion in the killing, as Mr O’Hagan was set to expose a policve Special Branch officer’s links to a notorious loyalist killer when he died.