Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Irish jockey guilty of murder in UK drops his appeal

An Irishman who has protested his innocence after being convicted of murder in England in 2001 has given up his campaign to secure an appeal against his conviction.

Jockey Christy McGrath from Tipperary was convicted at Teesside Crown Court of murder but has always maintained his innocence.

He has now opted to serve out his sentence in Ireland which means he must drop his appeal and accept the guilty verdict.

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