Breaking news: John Gallagher sent to prison

John Gallagher.

John Gallagher pictured earlier this year following a court appearance.

DOUBLE killer John Gallagher has been sent to prison after being convicted of harassing his sister.

In a dramatic contest at Strabane Magistrates Court today the notorious Lifford man gave evidence from the witness box for the first since blasting his girlfriend Anne Gillespie and her mother, Annie, to death outside Sligo Hospital 25 years ago.


Gallagher faced a single charge of conducting a course of harrassment against his sister, Helena Miller, on dates between December 31 2012 and March 26 this year.

The charge related to an incident out Strabane’s Supervalu store on March 26 when 47-year-old Gallagher pulled up alongside his sister’s car and made a gun gesture with his hand.

After hearing evidence from both parties, District Judge Nigel Broderick found Gallagher guilty and sentenced him to three months in prison.

Gallagher was bailed to appeal the sentence in the sum of £500.

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