Yet another example of the double-standards that applied in the application of justice here. Bernadette Friel, who was 22, was shot at the home of a British soldier in Derry in 1975 (it is unclear whether he was serving at the time). Though investigating police recommended a murder prosecution her killer was instead charged with manslaughter. He served eight months in prison. A co-accused was given a conditional discharge for possession of weapons.
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It was recently revealed that legal authorities connived with the military to ensure army personnel could not be charged with murder for killing people while on-duty. This case suggests that such immunity extended to those off-duty as well.