Monday, September 6, 2010

Veronica Guerin Murder Suspect Caught

From Irish Central:

The suspected murderer of Irish journalist, Veronica Guerin, has been arrested in Holland.

Dublin criminal John Traynor (62) fled from Ireland following the murder of Veronica Guerin in 1996.

Veronica Guerin was shot dead in her car by the passenger on a motorbike. The murder took place at traffic lights on the Naas Road in Dublin.

According to officials Traynor was Guerin's main contact in the underworld. He has been on the run from the law for 18 years after failing to return to custody in 1992 when he was serving seven years for fraud. He was due to return to HMP Prison Highpoint, Suffolk, after a home leave. It is understood that he has spent the last 18 years in Spain and Portugal.

See also:
The Second Fall of Veronica Guerin
Biography of Veronica Guerin from wikipedia

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