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Teresa Slane is haunted by the image of her three children huddled on the stairs in the middle of the night holding their father’s hand.

Gerard was already dead, but his kids didn’t know it. Sean was nine, Catriona was four, and young Gerard was two. There was blood everywhere.


Gerard Slane


Four UDA gunmen sledge-hammered their way into the family’s west Belfast home at 4.15am on September 23, 1988.

Hearing the glass in the front door breaking, Gerard (28) jumped out of bed. One UDA man sat on the bonnet of the getaway car with a rifle as four others burst into the house.

Gerard was halfway down the stairs when he met them coming up. He turned to run but it was too late.

Teresa ran outside screaming, cutting her feet on the glass as the children gathered around their daddy.

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It’s a scene that will never leave her head. Often, it’s been the last thing she sees before she goes to sleep.

Army agent Brian Nelson was involved in the murder.

For 34 years, Teresa has fought for........

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