Belfast Telegraph

Finucane murder accused in Belfast court

13 December 2003
FORMER Belfast man Kenneth Barrett, arrested by detectives in the Steven's inquiry, has appeared at Belfast Crown Court.

Barrett (40), originally from Glencairn Way, was arrested by Steven's detectives in Sussex after he allegedly confessed to undercover police to murdering Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

Yesterday Barrett was formerly arraigned before Lord Justice McCollum on a total of 14 charges, including the murder of Mr Finucane and the wounding of his wife Geraldine on February 12, 1989.

Barrett, who denied the charges, also denied membership of the UFF, and the attempted murder in January 1991 of a Mr Thomas McCreary and the wounding of a Ms Elizabeth McIlroy.

In addition, Barrett was charged with possession of the weapons used in both attacks and the possession, handling, and obtaining by deception a number of other guns, including rifles, pistols, revolvers, sub-machine guns and ammunition.

No date was fixed for his trial but the case will be mentioned again at the end of January next year.

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