An Interview With the Man Who Ordered McCartney's Murder?--Updated!
It looks like the man who was questioned
by the police and then released was involved in the incident.Before you left the scene did you give an order that the two men were to be attacked?I would like to get somebody to stand over that. I totally refute that, it's actually an insult to me to say that I was... even that implication, that you ordered somebody to kill a man. I'm from the Short Strand, he's a neighbour of mine, he's a member of my community. There's not a snowball's chance in hell that I would even involve myself in an incident like that. I totally refute that allegation, it's wrong, it's unfair on me. I understand that family is going through hell but there's more than one victim in this. I was stabbed as well. I know they lost their brother. I support their quest for justice, I support it wholeheartedly. I lost a member of my family who was killed by the cops and I argue for justice in that case so I have total support for everything they are trying to do and I do support them, but as I said to you at the outset of all this, this is a political arrest.
Update: The McCartney sisters respond
.But Mr McCartney's sister Catherine said today: "He seems very keen to exonerate himself. The best way to do that is in court, not in a newspaper."
She also said Mr Davison's account of the incidents that led to the murder contradicts the IRA version released last week.
Catherine McCartney said details of the incident related to the family indicate Mr Davison "knows more than he is telling".
"He is a senior republican. Even if he wasn't there, he has been told what happened. He still knows what happened from start to finish."
As Mr McCartney's sisters and his partner, Bridgeen, prepare to go to America over St Patrick's Day to highlight the case, Mr Davison said he believes intimidation of witnesses to the murder is "non-existent".
Hat Tip: Saorse32