We don’t know the detail of this story, other than what Jim Cusack reports. But on the face of it is it quite shocking. It concerns a vendetta killing of a young man in Castlewellan, Matthew Burns. There is no mention of the details in Burns’s dispute with a local IRA OC, although he carries the family’s denial that he had been involved in drug dealling. The rest of the story is becoming depressingly familiar.
Adds: The Down Democrat covered it thus at the time. Thanks to reader Observer for the heads up.