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Gerry Adams walks free following McConville murder probe

Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 01:34

May 4 - Northern Ireland police release Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams after four days of questioning over the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville. Gavino Garay reports.

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams -- a member of Ireland's parliament -- is a free man following four days of questioning in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville. Police arrested Adams last week regarding the widowed mother of 10's 1972 murder by the IRA. Gerry Adams insists he's innocent. (SOUNDBITE) GERRY ADAMS SAYING: "I am conscious that there is another family at the heart of all of this, and that is the family of Jean McConville. Let me be very clear. I am innocent of any involvement in any conspiracy to abduct, kill, or bury Mrs. McConville. I have worked hard with others to have this injustice redressed, and for the return of the bodies of other killed during the conflict by the IRA, and I will continue to do so." Helen McKendry, Jean McConville's daughter: (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEAN MCCONVILLE'S DAUGHTER, HELEN MCKENDRY, SAYING: "I will do anything to get whoever killed my mother behind bars... I have to believe, that's what makes me keep going. I have to believe that one day I will see justice for my mother. Not just for my sake, for my children's sake and my grandchildren." McConville's body was one of 15 that were dumped in unmarked graves, only to be discovered along a beach in 2003, in a county Adams now represents. McConville's death has plagued Adams throughout his career. The reopening of the investigation has injected a new level of uncertainty into the country's fragile power-sharing arrangement.

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Gerry Adams walks free following McConville murder probe

Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 01:34