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Duerr wins appeal against murder convictions

A man has successfully appealed against his convictions for premeditated murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Haile Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert.

Christoph Duerr was found guilty of two counts of premeditated murder as well as using a firearm to commit the offences, and was jailed for life in June 2015.

But this morning the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions for premeditated murder on two legal grounds and replaced the charges with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Duerr will remain behind bars and continue to serve the 10-year sentence he was given after admitting possessing a firearm in connection to the same case.

The Department of Public Prosecutions will now consider whether to seek a retrial on the premeditated murder charges.

Mr Outerbridge and Mr Furbert were shot dead inside Belvin's Variety on Happy Valley Road, Pembroke in January 2013.

See the full report in tomorrow's edition.

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Published May 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm (Updated May 15, 2017 at 11:25 am)

Duerr wins appeal against murder convictions

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