Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Hearing fails to set date for INLA feud inquest

A preliminary hearing into the murder of a former INLA hitman failed to set a date for his |inquest.

Kevin McAlorum (31) was killed in a gangland-style shooting in 2004.

It was widely believed to be a revenge killing, carried out by disgruntled INLA members in retaliation for the murder of leader Gino Gallagher.

Yesterday a preliminary hearing to arrange the details of the inquest failed to set a date.

A solicitor representing the family of Mr McAlorum said their concerns over State involvement in the murder had yet to be dealt with satisfactorily.

A previous inquest was adjourned after the family raised their concerns with coroner Brian Sherrard.

The family have referred Mr McAlorum’s murder to the Police Ombudsman, as they did not feel it would be appropriate to hold an inquest until that investigation was complete.

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