Danny McNamee Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Things You Need To Know

Danny McNamee Bio

gilbert danny mcnamee born 29 september 1960 is a former electronic engineer from crossmaglen northern ireland who was wrongly convicted in 1987 of conspiracy to cause explosions including the provisional irish republican armys ira hyde park bombing on 20 july 1982mcnamee was arrested on 16 august 1986 at his home in crossmaglen by the british army and royal ulster constabulary then flown to london and charged with conspiracy to cause explosions at his trial at the old bailey he denied even having sympathy for the ira and no evidence was ever presented that he had any paramilitary links additionally the ira itself stated that he was not a member and never claimed him as a prisoner of war however his fingerprint was found on electronic circuits in an arms cache that was linked to the hyde park bombing at his trial he explained that he may have handled the circuits when working for a previous employer who he did not know had ira connections after five hours of deliberation by the jury mcnamee was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to 25 years in prisonin september 1994 mcnamee and paul magee were among six prisoners who escaped from whitemoor prison shooting and wounding a prison officer as they did so before being captured two hours laterin 1997 his case was examined by channel 4s trial and error programme mcnamee was later to be the first case referred to the court of appeal by the criminal cases review commission and his conviction was overturned on 17 december 1998 because of other much more prominent fingerprints on the same circuits belonging to known ira bombmaker dessie ellis who received a tenyear sentence in ireland for possession of explosives after the bombings but before macnamees trial which were not disclosed at mcnamees original trial despite quashing mcnamees conviction the appeal judges stated the crown makes a strong case that the appellant mcnamee was guilty of a conspiracy to cause explosions supporters of the campaign to clear his name included the comedian jeremy hardyin february 1999 mcnamee read the ira roll of honour at the burns and moley commemoration and the following month he sat with the caraher family during the trial of michael caraher and other members of the provisional ira south armagh brigade sniper team

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