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Man found guilty of double murder

David McIlwaine and Andrew Robb were killed in February 2000
David McIlwaine and Andrew Robb were killed in February 2000

A man has been found guilty of the murders of two teenagers in County Armagh nine years ago.

David McIlwaine, 18, and Andrew Robb, 19, were stabbed to death in February 2000 after leaving a disco. Their bodies were dumped near Tandragee.

Steven Leslie Brown, also known as Steven Revels, 28, of Castle Place, Castlecaulfield, had denied involvement.

The judge said they were two of the most serious murders he had dealt with.

At the end of his 93 page judgement, Mr Justice Gillen said that having watched Brown giving evidence, he had "no doubt whatsoever" that he had seen a man "whose hands had been engaged in the executions of these two young victims".

He warned Brown he could be going to jail for the rest of his life.

Brown showed no reaction as the verdict was delivered at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday.

The families of both teenagers applauded the verdicts and wept in the public gallery from where they had witnessed every day of the trial.

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