N. Ireland: Man Convicted in Omagh Bombing Walks Free
The only person jailed for involvement in Northern Ireland's bloodiest single attack, the 1998 Omagh bombing, won his appeal against conviction on January 21, 2005 and will be given a retrial. Colm Murphy, from the border town of Dundalk in the Irish Repu
DUBLIN, Ireland - The only man convicted in connection with Northern Ireland's deadliest bombing walked free from prison Friday after winning an appeal and posting bail, an outcome that disgusted survivors of the 1998 blast.
Three years ago, Colm Murphy, 52, received a 14-year sentence for allegedly supplying two cell phones to Irish Republican Army dissidents who detonated a car bomb in the town of Omagh, killing 29 people and wounding more than 300.