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Suspect faces 61 new charges for 1998 Omagh bombing

[JURIST] Real IRA [BBC backgrounder] member Sean Gerard Hoey faces 61 new charges connected to the 1998 Omagh bombing [BBC backgrounder] which killed 29 people and injured over 300. Hoey was already faced murder charges [JURIST report] for his involvement in the bombing, the worst single atrocity in all of Northern Ireland's "troubles". The crime had remained largely unsolved due to the improper handling of evidence [JURIST report]. Hoey's lawyer has announced his intention to enter an abuse of process application over the unacceptable amount of time between being questioned about the bombing and his indictment, a period of seven years. BBC News has more.

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