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Judgement reserved in launderette murder appeal

Marion Millican  was was murdered in the Portstewart launderette where she worked in March 2011.

Marion Millican was was murdered in the Portstewart launderette where she worked in March 2011.

Judgment was reserved yesterday in an appeal by a man jailed for shooting dead his ex-lover in a laundrette.

Fred McClenaghan is seeking to overturn his conviction for murdering Marion Millican by claiming his shotgun went off by accident.

Following a two-day hearing senior judges pledged to give their verdict on his challenge “pretty quickly”.

Mrs Millican, a 51-year-old mother of four, was shot in the chest at her workplace in Portstewart, Co Londonderry in March 2011. She died at the scene.

The victim had been in a relationship with McClenaghan, 51, which ended months before the killing.

During the murder trial her husband told how they had been trying to rekindle their marriage at the time she died.

Ken Millican described finding his wife’s body on the floor of the laundrette on the day of the killing, and his failed attempts to locate a pulse.

McClenaghan, formerly of Broad Street, Magherafelt, is serving a minimum 16 years in jail for murder.

His case has always been that the gun went off unintentionally during a struggle in the laundrette.

 
 
 

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