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Last Updated:  Monday, 7 April, 2003, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Soldier admits shooting man
A part-time Royal Irish Regiment soldier has admitted shooting a man dead in a County Tyrone hotel more than two years ago.

Glen Graham Stronge, 28, was originally charged with murder but later pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

Colin Foy, 27, was shot twice as he sat in the Four Ways Hotel in Fivemiletown in October 2001.

Mr Stronge, who gave his address as care of his barracks at the Deanery, Clogher, County Tyrone, gave himself up to police at Clogher RUC station shortly after the incident.

A solicitor for the prosecution said that given the medical evidence, the Crown were prepared to accept his plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Lord Justice McCollum said having reviewed the papers in the case, particularly the medical evidence, he regarded "the course taken by the prosecution as an appropriate one".

Stronge was remanded in custody at Belfast Crown Court to await sentence.


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