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Postby Forever Blue » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm

Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Northern Ireland shooting

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Prosecutors directed Hutchings' trial be heard by a judge alone


Dennis Hutchings, 78, is a former member of the Life Guards regiment



A former Cornish soldier facing prosecution over a shooting during Northern Ireland's troubles has lost a Supreme Court bid to have his trial heard by a jury.

Dennis Hutchings, 78, a former member of the Life Guards regiment, is due to stand trial in Belfast in relation to the fatal shooting of a man with learning difficulties.

John Pat Cunningham, 27, was killed in Co Armagh in June 1974 as he ran away from an Army patrol, which was commanded by Hutchings.


Dennis Hutchings, 78, is a former member of the Life Guards regiment

Prosecutors directed Hutchings' trial be heard by a judge alone after concluding that there was "a risk that the administration of justice might be impaired if the trial were to be conducted with a jury".

Hutchings, from Cawsand in Cornwall, appealed against the decision, but on Thursday the UK's highest court dismissed his case.

Giving the court's unanimous judgment in London, Lord Kerr ruled that it was "entirely unsurprising" prosecutors decided there could be a risk of a biased juror or jury.


The judge noted Hutchings' patrol had been involved in a "firefight" with members of the Provisional IRA (PIRA) two days before the fatal shooting.

Lord Kerr added: "That the soldiers who fired on Mr Cunningham suspected that he was a member of the PIRA seems inescapable."
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby tcblue » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:09 pm

Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby pembroke allan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 pm

tcblue wrote:Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life




Ahhh guilty before being innocent good job your not the judge! :banghead:
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby Jock » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Meanwhile IRA murders walk around with a get out of jail free card courtesy of Tony Blair...funny old world.
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby pembroke allan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Jock wrote:Meanwhile IRA murders walk around with a get out of jail free card courtesy of Tony Blair...funny old world.



Even when its known they've murdered a particular person! :evil:
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby Steve Zodiak » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 pm

pembroke allan wrote:
tcblue wrote:Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life




Ahhh guilty before being innocent good job your not the judge! :banghead:


Let's hope TC Blue gets nowhere near a jury. Nothing like making a decision before the facts come out.
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby pembroke allan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 pm

Steve Zodiak wrote:
pembroke allan wrote:
tcblue wrote:Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life




Ahhh guilty before being innocent good job your not the judge! :banghead:


Let's hope TC Blue gets nowhere near a jury. Nothing like making a decision before the facts come out.



These cases are getting typical of the attack on law/army for doing their jobs but getting prosecuted for it? Just had police dog handler equited on charges of using his dog as offensive weapon against a convicted murderer and other offenders! :roll:
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby dogfound » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:22 am

tcblue wrote:Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life



be much easier and cheaper if they stopped all this trial milarky...just jail everyone :roll:
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby Igovernor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 am

Surely everyone has a right to a jury trial not have one man decide the guilt or innocence of the accused. Saying that Justice would not be served in case there is a biased jury or juror, is an assumption that the people dealing with this case have no right to make!
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby NIBluebird » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:50 am

tcblue wrote:Murder is murder, hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life


You've no idea . What a stupid statement .

If Al Qaida soldier now took a Welsh regiment up for murder in Afghanistan would you say it's murder ? :banghead: :evil:
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby pembroke allan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 am

Igovernor wrote:Surely everyone has a right to a jury trial not have one man decide the guilt or innocence of the accused. Saying that Justice would not be served in case there is a biased jury or juror, is an assumption that the people dealing with this case have no right to make!



It's the hostility towards British soldiers being in Ireland that's the govening the process? Not once are the terrorists involved in such incidents are persued or blamed its purely British forces that are to blame according to locals! Total witch hunt against soldiers ordered into a place by politicians that they wasn't trained to deal with...
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby Igovernor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 am

pembroke allan wrote:
Igovernor wrote:Surely everyone has a right to a jury trial not have one man decide the guilt or innocence of the accused. Saying that Justice would not be served in case there is a biased jury or juror, is an assumption that the people dealing with this case have no right to make!



It's the hostility towards British soldiers being in Ireland that's the govening the process? Not once are the terrorists involved in such incidents are persued or blamed its purely British forces that are to blame according to locals! Total witch hunt against soldiers ordered into a place by politicians that they wasn't trained to deal with...


:thumbup: Yes!
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Re: Former Cornish soldier loses bid for jury trial over Nor

Postby pembroke allan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Igovernor wrote:
pembroke allan wrote:
Igovernor wrote:Surely everyone has a right to a jury trial not have one man decide the guilt or innocence of the accused. Saying that Justice would not be served in case there is a biased jury or juror, is an assumption that the people dealing with this case have no right to make!



It's the hostility towards British soldiers being in Ireland that's the govening the process? Not once are the terrorists involved in such incidents are persued or blamed its purely British forces that are to blame according to locals! Total witch hunt against soldiers ordered into a place by politicians that they wasn't trained to deal with...


:thumbup: Yes!



They're screaming for justice against British soldiers but what about the poor people who will never get justice against the scum that is paramilitary factions in n'ireland :evil:
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