Sheep farmer shot nine times in head and chest

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A Claudy sheep farmer died after being shot at least nine times in the head and chest, an inquest in Derry has heard.

Patrick Devine (51), was shot dead on Monday, September 13, 2004. His body was found by family members in the kitchen of his small cottage on the remote Mullintill Road, Strangawilly, near Claudy.

Today ( Wednesday), Coroner John Lecky , said that Mr Devine died of at least nine gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

A PSNI detective leading the investigation revealed a full investigation into all the evidence is currently underway.

Detective Chief Inspector Magee said the investigation was ongoing.

Read more in Friday’s Journal