McCartney sister not surprised by murder trial verdict

Robert McCartney's sister has today said that she is not surprised by the verdict in the trial of the man accused of his mother.

Terence Davison (aged 51) from Belfast, was cleared of the murder this morning at Belfast Crown Court.

Co-accused James McCormick (aged 39) and Joseph Fitzpatrick (aged 47) were also found not guilty of affray. Fitzpatrick was acquitted on a further charge of assault.

Speaking afterwards, Catherine McCartney said she was not surprised by the verdict as she would not have convicted the accused on the evidence brought before the court.

She also accused Sinn Féin of failing to carry through on its promises and said people in the area were still scared to come forward with evidence.

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