The family of an innocent murder victim are outraged that a Loyalist banned named after his murderer will be legally allowed to march past the spot where he killed his victim Patrick McKenna , moments later he was shot dead by the British army.
Thousands of loyalists will take to the streets of west Belfast next Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the UVF killer’s death.
The Ardoyne victim Patrick McKenna was shot 11 times as he walked along the Crumlin Road on September 2 1989 in a random sectarian attack carried out by Brian Robinson.
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When told of her son’s death Robinson’s mother Margaret suffered a heart attack and died. The two were buried on the same day....
....“Paddy’s murder affected him badly. He held his brother as he died, shot 11 times for no reason. It was very sad and very hard to see my father suffer like that,” he said.
Speaking yesterday Gerard McKenna, a nephew of Patrick McKenna, said the continued glorification of the UVF killer 20 years after his death was in poor taste.
“To be honest I have no hard feelings against Brian Robinson. As far as I’m concerned he was a victim of the Troubles as well, a victim of the circumstances he was born into,”........