Northern Ireland

Marion Millican killing: Fred McClenaghan's murder conviction quashed

Marion Millican
Image caption Marion Millican was shot dead in March 2011

A man jailed for shooting dead his ex-lover in a County Londonderry laundrette had his murder conviction quashed.

Fred McClenaghan will now face a retrial over the killing of Marion Millican in Portstewart.

No further details of the decision reached by the Court of Appeal can be reported for legal reasons.

Mrs Millican, 51, was shot in the chest at her workplace in March 2011. She died at the scene.

The victim had been in a relationship with McClenaghan, 51, which ended months before the killing.

Mr McClenaghan, formerly of Broad Street, Magherafelt, was found guilty of murdering Mrs Millican following a trial in 2012.

He was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in jail.