Colm Murphy to be released on bail

28/01/2005 - 08:06:45

The man whose conviction for conspiring to cause the Omagh bombing was quashed is due to be released on bail today.

Fifty-two-year-old Colm Murphy, originally from Co Armagh, but with an address at Ravensdale in Dundalk, received a 14-year sentence in January 2002, after he was convicted in the Special Criminal Court of allowing his mobile phone to be used by the bombers.

Last week, the Appeals Court found that his presumption of innocence had been breached as his past convictions were taken into consideration.

It was also found that the court had failed to take an appropriate approach to the alteration of interview notes by two members of the Gardaí.

A retrial has been ordered, but no date has yet been set.

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