Ballymurphy: All victims shot dead were innocent, coroner

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Published on 11 May 2021, 12:59
A coroner has ruled that nine people shot dead in west Belfast by the British Army in 1971 were innocent and their deaths without justification.

The dead included:
- Roman Catholic priest, Father Hugh Mullan, 38 years-old;
- Francis Quinn, 44, who was shot when he went to Father Mullan's aid;
- 19-year-old Noel Phillips;
- Joan Connolly, a 44-year-old mother of eight children;
- Daniel Teggart, also 44;
- Joseph Murray, 41-years-old;
- Edward Doherty, 43-years-old;
- 20-year-old John Laverty;
- and Joseph Corr who was 43-years-old.

The coroner could not say who shot the tenth victim - John McKerr, who was also innocent.

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