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IRA vet charged in 1977 killing

May 22, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged in connection with the execution of an undercover British soldier 31 years ago. Kevin Crilly, 57, had been living under an alias.

Northern Ireland's police said Crilly was charged with the abduction and false imprisonment of Capt. Robert Nairac, a British intelligence officer who posed as a Belfast IRA member.

Six other IRA members have served prison sentences for their part in the 1977 crime.

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