Woman is latest to be charged with lower Falls alleyway murder

Edward Gibson was shot in the stomach and leg near Divis Tower in October 2014 Edward Gibson was shot in the stomach and leg near Divis Tower in October 2014
By Staff Reporter

A 56-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in 2014.

The 28-year-old father-of-one was shot in the stomach and thigh in an alleyway near Clonfadden Crescent in the shadow of Divis Tower on October 24. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

Margaret Goodman from Ballymurphy Parade was arrested in West Belfast on Monday. She has also been charged with possession of firearms and ammunition under suspicious circumstances.

Detectives say new DNA evidence has come to light which connects Mrs Goodman with the alleged offences.

Mrs Goodman’s bail application was opposed by police due to concerns that she would “leave the jurisdiction”.

However, a judge ruled that the risks were not sufficient for the accused to be detained in custody and granted bail.

Mrs Goodman’s husband, 58-year-old Malachy Goodman, has previously been charged with Edward Gibson’s murder and is awaiting trail.

A 68-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman also face charges of assisting an offender and failing to provide information.

 

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