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# Aidan McAnespie

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29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Aidan McAnespie
Suspended sentence for ex-British soldier convicted of 1988 manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie
In November, David Jonathan Holden, 53, was convicted of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie in February 1988.
Aidan McAnespie, 23, was killed in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, moments after walking through a border security checkpoint.
In November, David Jonathan Holden, 53, was convicted of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie in February 1988.
Members of McAnespie’s family were in court for the sentencing hearing.
'We didn't want a pound of flesh': Aidan McAnespie's brother critical of sentence for David Holden
# Aidan McAnespie
'We didn't want a pound of flesh': Aidan McAnespie's brother critical of sentence for David Holden
David Jonathan Holden, 53, was sentenced to three years at Belfast Crown Court this afternoon.
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2022
# State Papers
Report into Aidan McAnespie shooting found it ‘difficult to accept’ soldier’s claims
McAnespie was killed in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, moments after walking through a border security checkpoint.
# Aidan McAnespie
Former British soldier found guilty of manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie
McAnespie was killed in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, moments after walking through a border security checkpoint.
# Courts
Prosecution of soldier over death of man in 1988 adjourned due to ‘circumstances beyond control’
David Jonathan Holden is on trial at Belfast Crown Court accused of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie.
# Manslaughter
Army veteran to go on trial charged with killing of Aidan McAnespie during the Troubles
Aidan McAnespie, 23, was killed in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone moments after walking through a border security checkpoint.
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# The Troubles
Former British soldier to stand trial over Troubles-era killing of Aidan McAnespie
A cousin of Aidan McAnespie said today’s decision came as a “relief” to the family.
# Aidan McAnespie
British soldier to face trial over manslaughter of man shot dead in 1988
The 48-year-old man is to be prosecuted for the offence of gross negligence manslaughter.
# Aidan McAnespie
Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive
The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.