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::: u.tv :::NEWSRIRA killed Newry manWEDNESDAY10/10/200715:14:07Inquest: RIRA killed Newry manThe Real IRA was responsible for the murder ofan alleged drug dealer in a bar eight years ago,an inquest was told today.Brendan "Speedy" Fegan was shot at least 14 times in the Hermitage Barin Newry, Co Down, in May 1999 - three months after he survived beingshot three times in Belfast.No one has yet been charged with the killing and the murder of the 24-year-old has been passed to the Police Service of Northern Ireland`sRetrospective Review Unit for re-examination.In a statement read to the Newry inquest, Detective Sergeant MichaelHamilton said the killing had been subject only to a limited review and willbe formally reviewed in 2010.But he said: "It has been established the victim was murdered by the RealIRA as a result of his apparent drug dealing activities."The inquest was told that Fegan, who came from Newry but had a homesome miles away in Moira, had been officially warned by police that hewas under threat in both December 1997 and March 1999.His home was petrol-bombed in November 1998 and he was shot andinjured in February 1999 befpre his murder in May of the same year.A post mortem examination carried out hours after the killing showed thatMr Fegan had been shot nine times in the head and at least five times inthe body.Seven held after Craigavon raidsPolice probe Co Antrim shootingPoll reveals stress of drivingAnger over Belfast school picket09:58 Arrests in Newry cash probe09:18 Shooting spree in USSchoolgirl attacked in BelfastFans jailed after Derry rampageAer Lingus suspends five pilots£400k spent on court interpretersNI in housing market slumpTeen faces Holland murder chargeLennon reveals depression battleCall for developers to be taxedGardai appeal after Galway murderMcCanns deny sedative claimsVandals attack DUP officeInquest: RIRA killed Newry manAssembly members' security uppedSkipper charged with NI deathsCulinary crisis for menCameron and Brown lock hornsPrison staff slammed in EU reportFootball fans arrested in DerrySwiss student 'was suffocated'YOUR COMMENTSThe deputy state pathologist also found three bullets still lodged in Mrhttp://www.u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?pt=n&id=85312 (1 of 2)11/10/2007 11:30:06


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