Ex-soldier who shot dead civilian during Troubles convicted of manslaughter

Belfast court convicts David Jonathan Holden over 1988 killing of Aidan McAnespie

A former soldier who shot dead a civilian as he walked through a British army checkpoint in Northern Ireland during the Troubles has been convicted of manslaughter in a Belfast court.

David Jonathan Holden, 53, who was serving with the Grenadier Guards when he shot Aidan McAnespie on 21 February 1988, admitted firing the shot but said his finger slipped on the trigger.

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