Veronica Guerin

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Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin (5 July 1959 - 26 June 1996) was an Irish journalist who was born in Dublin.

Death[change | change source]

On June 26, 1996, Guerin was shot dead by Irish drug dealers. Her assassination made many Irish people angry, which brought down many drug dealers on the island. The criminal John Gilligan was later convicted of her murder and sentenced to 28 years in prison, though Gilligan said in High Court that it was his friend John Traynor who murdered Guerin.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Traynor ordered Guerin killing - Gilligan | the News is NowPublic.com". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2008-02-10.