Northern Ireland: Man jailed over murder of NI prison officer Adrian Ismay

A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison with the rest of his life sentence served under licence, for the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer Adrian Ismay in 2016.

Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden told Belfast Crown Court while sentencing Christopher Robinson for the murder that “the defendant played an important and integral role in planning and carrying out the terrorist operation which resulted in the death of Mr Ismay.”

Mr Ismay, a 52-year-old married father-of-three, died 11 days after suffering serious leg injuries when the Semtex bomb exploded underneath his van shortly after he had driven away from his east Belfast home.

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Source: RTE News