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Man who caused Armagh teenager’s death sentenced to nine years in prison

Lesley-Ann McCarragher

A 19-year-old who caused the death of an Armagh teenager has today been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Nathan Finn, of Keady Road, Armagh was sentenced at Newry Crown Court for causing the death of Lesley-Ann McCarragher in 2016.

Co-defendant, Damien Paul McCann, of Lagan Road, Keady was fined £500 and banned from driving for two years.

He had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after the charge of causing death by dangerous driving was dropped earlier this week.

Eye-witnesses at the time said the pair appeared to be racing each other along the road.

Despite not being directly involved in the crash, he accepted responsibility for his actions before the crash.

Lesley-Ann, who was 19, was struck by a car while she was out jogging along the hard shoulder of the Monaghan Road in Armagh city – just a few miles from her home – on April 9, 2016.

McCann and Finn were later arrested following a swift police investigation but due to complications, the case was significantly delayed.

Miss McCarragher was a former head girl at the City of Armagh High School.

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