McConville and Wootton Appeal dismissed
Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton were convicted in March 2012 of the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll on 9th March 2009 in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. PC Carroll was fatally wounded when shots were fired from an AK47 rifle. Angela gave evidence for the prosecution at the original trial regarding particles found on a jacket linked to Brendan McConville that were similar to those within the spent cartridge cases found at the scene of the shooting. The judge ruled the particles on the jacket were very probably firearms related. Both men were found guilty. The Appeal was subsequently heard in Belfast high court last year and after reviewing all the witness and forensic evidence the appeal judges ruled that the original verdict had been correct. Please click on the link for an article published by the Guardian.