Convicted killer jailed

Limavady Courthouse
Limavady Courthouse

A man convicted of the manslaughter of Derry musician Jim Gilchrist in 2008 has been jailed for eight months.

Daryl Quigley, whose address was given on court papers as Laurel Avenue, Coleraine, was sentenced at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

On October 28 of this year, 28-year-old Quigley was detected by police driving on Greystone Road in Limavady. When stopped by police on Edenmore Road it transpired Quigley’s provisional driving licence had expired and he had no policy of insurance.

While police dealt with Quigley, he shouted ‘Black b*******’ a number of times.

Quigley was also sentenced for theft of razors from Tesco on June 30th to the value of £20 and the theft of an optical cable from Tesco to the value of £10 on July 6 this year.

Quigley was also sentenced for a charge of disorderly behaviour on May 18 of this year in the vicinity of Irish Green Street in Limavady. On that date, the court heard, Quigley shouted at police “suck my b****’ and ‘black b******’.

Defence counsel, Nicki Rountree, said at that time of the October 28th offences, Quigley was involved with Social Services and had bought a car to facilitate visits with his son. Ms Rountree said Quigley accepted he had no valid driving licence, or policy of insurance. She said Quigley struggled to manage his behaviour when faced with stressful situations.

For all offences, District Judge Liam McNally imposed a sentence of eight months in jail.

Quigley was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £100. He must also pay a £25 offender levy.