Belfast Telegraph

Monday 5 October 2015

Loyalist Michael Stone receives date for appeal over murder bid

Published 14/11/2009

Michael Stone
Michael Stone
Michael Stone being restrained by security staff after forcing the suspension of the Stormont Assembly

Loyalist Michael Stone has received a date for his appeal against being convicted of trying to murder Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

Judges set aside two days in March next year for the challenge after being told defence lawyers have been given all transcripts sought from the original trial.

Stone (53) was found guilty of attempting to kill the republicans in an assault at Stormont in |November 2006. A trial judge rejected his claims that the attack was part of an elaborate piece of performance art.

The one-time loyalist icon, now crippled with arthritis, had gone to Stormont armed with explosives, knives, an axe and a garrotte.

He was wrestled to the ground by two security guards after bursting through the main doors as Assembly members were gathered inside.

From the web

Sponsored Videos

Your Comments

Comments posted this week will only be visible until Saturday Oct 3 and will not be available to view after that date. This is due to essential upgrade work on our content management system and we apologise for any inconvenience.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph