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Settlement for Unlawful Killing Case Announced in High Court

Posted on: October 9th, 2012

A compensation settlement of 722,000 Euros is to be paid to the widow of a man unlawfully killed thirteen years ago in a grudge attack over a bed and breakfast business.

The award followed a High Court hearing in which the circumstances of Terence Madden´s murder were related to Ms Justice Mary Irvine by Mr Madden´s widow – Margaret – and other members of the Madden family.

Terence Madden had been murdered outside the family´s bed and breakfast establishment in County Sligo after a punishment-style beating was ordered by former soldier Michael Doohan whose mother ran a rival business nearby.

Doohan and two other men were convicted of Terence Madden´s murder, while a fourth man was convicted of possession of a sawn-off shotgun. Margaret Madden sued the three men and the estate of the fourth – who has since died.

After the hearing last week – which was adjourned for the assessment of damages – Margaret Madden was joined in court by her daughter Claire as Ms Justice Mary Irvine announced the settlement, which to be paid from the assets of the four men. Further awards, amounting to almost 40,000 Euros were made to Terence and Margaret´s children and Terence´s remaining siblings.

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