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Notorious Northern Ireland murders that made the Belfast Telegraph front page

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Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart both appeared on the front page of the Belfast Telegraph after their respective guilty verdicts

Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart both appeared on the front page of the Belfast Telegraph after their respective guilty verdicts

Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart both appeared on the front page of the Belfast Telegraph after their respective guilty verdicts

A spurned lover, a mysterious death, a deadly arson attack, how a besotted couple almost got away with murder, the last man to hang, and who pulled the trigger which left a policeman’s family dead – some of the sensational killings which made the front page of the Belfast Telegraph over the past 70 years. Laurence White reports.

Robert McGladdery (1961)

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Robert McGladdery, the last man executed in Northern Ireland

Robert McGladdery, the last man executed in Northern Ireland

Robert McGladdery, the last man executed in Northern Ireland

Pearl Gamble, 19, a pretty young shop girl from Upper Damolly near Newry spent the last night of her life at a dance in Newry Orange Hall.