Ex-British soldier who killed a man in Northern Ireland during the Troubles escapes jail sentence

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A former British soldier found guilty of killing a Catholic man during the Troubles in Northern Ireland has escaped a jail sentence.

David Holden, 53, who was convicted of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie, was given a three-year suspended sentence instead.

He was the first veteran to be convicted of a historical offence since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ended decades of conflict.

Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/british-soldier-david-holden-who-killed-catholic-aidan-mcanespie-in-northern-ireland-escapes-jail-sentence-12800831

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