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Militant Is Convicted of Aiding in Omagh Blast

January 23, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A veteran anti-British militant was convicted in Dublin of aiding car bombers from an Irish Republican Army splinter group who killed 29 people in the single deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's three decades of bloodshed.

Colm Murphy, 50, did not speak as the judges of Ireland's Special Criminal Court found him guilty of conspiring to cause the explosion in the town of Omagh on Aug. 15, 1998, a verdict that carries a possible life sentence.

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