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IRA member charged with murder for 1998 terrorist bombing

[JURIST] Sean Gerard Hoey, a member of the Irish Republican Army [BBC backgrounder], was charged Wednesday with the murder of 29 people in the largest terrorist bombing in the history of Northern Ireland's "troubles." The 1998 Omagh bombing [BBC archive report] also injured almost 300 others, and has remained largely unsolved due to mishandling of evidence [JURIST report]. Hoey has been behind bars since Sept. 2003 for many offenses, including supplying the materials used in the Omagh bombing. He is the first to be charged for murder in the terrorist attack. AP has more.

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