Monday, July 28, 2003

From The Irish Examiner

Farmer who shot burglars released today
28/07/2003 - 9:42:25 am

British farmer Tony Martin has been released from custody after serving two-thirds of his five-year jail sentence for shooting dead a 16-year-old burglar and wounding his accomplice, according to the Prison Service.

Martin, 58, today enjoys his first day of freedom after serving two-thirds of a five-year sentence for manslaughter.

He was originally jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Barras and wounding his accomplice Brendan Fearon, 33, also of Newark.

That conviction was reduced on appeal.

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