LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF JUSTICE; Smirking killers will be out soon.TWO killers laughed yesterday as they were jailed for the murders of two men whose friendship crossed Ulster's divide.
Loyalist Volunteer Force Noun 1. Loyalist Volunteer Force - a terrorist group formed in 1996 in Northern Ireland; seeks to prevent the peace process; murders Catholics and any Protestant leaders who favor peace members Stephen McClean and Noel McCready got life sentences but they will walk free in less than six months under the terms of the Good Friday Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. Agreement.
The province united in condemnation when they killed best friends Philip Allen
The shootings in the Railway Bar in Poyntzpass were just weeks before the peace agreement was reached.
The victims were standing drinking orange juice and chatting about Philip's forthcoming wedding. He had just asked Damien to be his best man.
Thousands turned out for the funerals in the mixed-religion village in a defiant message to terrorists.
A third man, Ryan Hobley, who had pleaded guilty to murder, was also sentenced to life at Belfast Crown Court yesterday.
A fourth member of the gang, 23-year-old David Keyes, was murdered in prison a fortnight after the shootings because the LVF LVF Loyalist Volunteer Force
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McClean, 30, and 33-year-old McCready will be freed no later than July because they will have served two years on remand in prison.
They will join the hundreds of terrorists either freed or about to be freed under the Agreement.
And even if the Agreement collapses over IRA Ira, in the Bible
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3 Two of David's guard.
IRA. de-commissioning, there is no suggestion the early release scheme will be revoked.
The two killers smirked and joked as Mr Justice Kerr told them: "Your intention was to kill everyone in the Railway Bar, regardless of age or gender. It was mindless bigotry
"The Poyntzpass murders will live in infamy Notoriety; condition of being known as possessing a shameful or disgraceful reputation; loss of character or good reputation.
At Common Law, infamy was an individual's legal status that resulted from having been convicted of a particularly reprehensible crime, rendering him as one of the most heinous crimes in the history of Northern Ireland
Families of the victims were sitting only yards from the killers at the verdicts.
After the hearing Damien's mother Ann said: "They are evil, evil. I could see the evil in their eyes.
"They will be free in a few months but I will never see my son again."
Philip's mother, Ethel, said: "Two years isn't much for the lives of two young men."