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Widow receives landmark damages over death of husband

Margaret Madden today received over €720,000 in damages in relation to the shooting dead of her husband Terence in 1999.

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MARGARET MADDEN, whose husband Terence was shot dead 13-years ago, has been awarded over €720,000 in damages by the High Court.

Three men who were involved in the 1999 killing in Co Sligo are currently serving a life sentence.

Her husband had bled to death after being shot in both legs.

Today’s judgement marks the first time that the family of a murder victim have successfully sued those responsible, RTÉ reports.

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