Farmer Tony Martin 'doesn't regret anything' 23 years after shooting burglar dead
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Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Twenty years after being released from prison for shooting dead a teenage burglar, farmer Tony Martin says he still wants to clear his name but that his hopes are fading fast.
The pensioner, 78, fears he may have to abandon his plan to appeal to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, telling the Mirror: “I’ve run out of steam.”
Mr Martin was jailed for killing Fred Barras, 16, and seriously injuring Brendon Fearon when they broke into his isolated farm in 1999.
He was found guilty of murder the following year but the conviction was quashed on appeal and he spent three years in prison for manslaughter.