Retrial for three men on murder charge
Three men whose convictions for murdering a Co Antrim schoolboy were quashed are to face a retrial, the Court of Appeal ordered yesterday.
Fifteen-year-old Michael McIlveen died after being chased and attacked by a crowd in Ballymena in May 2006.
Senior judges ruled it was in the interests of justice to bring fresh proceedings against Aaron Wallace, Christopher Kerr and Jeff Lewis for the killing of Michael McIlveen.
Mr Wallace (23), formerly of Moat Road; Mr Kerr (25), Carnduff Drive; and Mr Lewis, (22), Rossdale – all in Ballymena – were originally found guilty of his murder and given minimum jail terms ranging from 10 to 13 years.