Sinn Fein's Adams to Go Free
Northern Ireland police say he won't be charged in 1972 murder
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2014 11:01 AM CDT
Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly leaves Antrim Police station in Antrim, Northern Ireland, Sunday, May 4, 2014.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

(Newser) – Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, lately the very high-profile suspect in a 1972 murder, will go free without charge, Northern Ireland police officials tell the BBC. Adams has been questioned since Wednesday in County Antrim over allegations that he, as an IRA commander ordered the murder of a 37-year-old widow and mom of 10, Jean McConville. The AP confirms the report, saying that Adams will likely be freed today, but notes that police say they'll send an evidence file to their British counterparts.

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May 4, 2014 9:17 PM CDT
Gerry Adams is in the headline, Gerry Kelly is in the photo. Fer f**ck's sake, make up yer minds, Newser!
May 4, 2014 8:45 PM CDT
Can you imagine how many US citizens would be still in jail for supporting terrorist if the Homeland Security Act had been in place when the IRA was collecting "freedom collections" in most Irish bars in the US?
May 4, 2014 12:19 PM CDT
big deal....U.S. turns them loose every day