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Man due in court in connection with the murder of David Black

The father of two was shot to death as he drove to work at Maghaberry jail in November.

David Black
David Black
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A 44-YEAR-old man is due to appear before the Special Criminal Court, Park Gate Street at 1pm today in connection with the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland.

Father of two, David Black was shot to death as he drove to work at Maghaberry jail via the M1 on 1 November 2012.

Gardai with the Special Detective Unit arrested the man in Dublin yesterday, along with a 33-year-old woman.

They were both brought to Ballymun Garda station for questioning and the woman was released without charge earlier today.

It is understood a car with Dublin registration places pulled up alongside the prison officer’s vehicle and opened fire. His car veered off the road and into a deep ditch. The victim died at the scene. A car thought to be linked to the shooting was found burnt-out in Lurgan later that day.

Read: Two more arrests in Dublin over David Black death >

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