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UK to unveil report into killing of Belfast lawyer

  • Associated Press
  • December 12, 2012 - 3:22 AM

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to unveil the findings of a long-awaited investigation into the 1989 killing of a Belfast lawyer, one of the most bitterly disputed killings of the entire conflict.

The report being published Wednesday is expected to detail the scope of British security-force involvement in the assassination of Pat Finucane, who specialized in defending Irish Republican Army suspects. Two gunmen from an outlawed Protestant group, the Ulster Defense Association, shot him more than a dozen times in his Belfast home as he was having Sunday lunch with his wife and three children.

Previous investigations already have confirmed that both the British Army and the anti-terrorist unit of Northern Ireland's police had agents and informers inside the UDA involved in the killing.

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