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Call for new review into John Torney murder case

SDLP justice spokeman Alban Maginness has again called for a review into the conviction of John Torney, who was found guilty of the murders of his wife and two children in 1994.

The former police officer subsequently died in prison.

Mr Maginness made his call ahead of a book launch at Stormont today by Mr Torney’s sister-in-law, Hilary Torney, who continues to campaign to have the conviction reviewed.

He said: “This was, and continues to be, a most tragic case.

“It is important that the family’s campaign for justice retains support and momentum.

“There is a real concern that vital evidence was not disclosed at John Torney’s original trial.

“The Criminal Cases Review Commission must now review and examine this evidence as a matter of urgency.”

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