Mystery over suspect’s DNA from Orange hall massacre at Tullyvallen
, 2022-08-26 22:00:00,
Berry Reaney was a member of Tullyvallen Orange lodge in south Armagh in 1975 when the IRA burst in and opened fire on a lodge meeting. Four men were killed while a fifth later died from his injuries. He was shot in the arm.
He is part of a team that is bringing Orange banners which depict murdered members from across NI to display them at Brownlow House in Lurgan as part of Orange Victims Day from September. In total 339 Orangemen and one Orange woman were murdered during the Troubles.
The legacy inquest into the 1976 Kingsmills Massacre in south Armagh found that the same IRA weapons were used at both Tullyvallen and Kingsmills.
In 2017 the Kingsmills inquest heard how a cap left behind by an IRA man at Tullyvallen had been discovered in archives – and contained two hairs. DNA tests were carried out and a report was provided to the coroner, however there is no evidence the contents were ever made public.
The News Letter has now gone back to the Coroner to ask how the matter was progressed. The Legacy Inquest Unit responded advised that in October 2017 all Kingsmills relatives were informed that the Coroner had received the report but that it…
To read the original article from www.newsletter.co.uk, Click here