UTV Live Tonight is to examine the life and death of Billy Wright, a.k.a. King Rat, in a special programme at 10.30pm tonight.
UTV News - Wright inquiry to answer collusion question
The report into Wright's murder is to be released tomorrow. Wright was shot by a three-strong INLA gang inside the Maze prison in December 1997. The former Mid-Ulster UVF commander, who went on to found the Loyalist Volunteer Force, was an opponent of the developing peace process.
Wright's father believes that the authorities were complicit in the murder as they knew the INLA inmates were planning to kill Wright and that they'd previously smuggled a gun into Maghaberry jail. Even so the gang was moved to the Maze and into the same block as LVF prisoners. A series of apparent security lapses facilitated King Rat's murder.