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Keenan sentenced to ‘minimum’ of 12 years

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Keenan sentenced to ‘minimum’ of 12 years thumbnailAnthony McErlain who was found dead at a flat in the Broombeg View area on Ballycastle in January 2016.

THE FAMILY of Ballycastle man Anthony McErlain who was murdered on January 28, 2016, have thanked police and the wider community following the sentencing of Christopher Keenan last week.
Keenan was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in jail without parole for what a judge described as a "senseless, vicious, sustained and frenzied'' murder.
Keenan, 36, of Broombeg View, Ballycastle, pleaded guilty in March this year to the murder and is currently serving a mandatory life sentence.
Giving his tariff ruling at Antrim Crown Court, sitting in Belfast, Mr Justice Colton said the family of Mr McErlain had described him as a "much loved and much missed brother, father and grandfather''.
The judge said that although the defendant had expressed remorse for the murder, Mr McErlain's family "do not believe he has demonstrated remorse''.

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