Sadly, an ex-soldier who had been on trial over a fatal shooting passed away. It is reported that Dennis Hutchings’ heart attack led to his death, but it has not been confirmed yet.
It is reported that he had tested positive for Covid19 during his last days. His lawyer announced that Dennis Hutchings had passed away in hospital, shortly after contracting Covid19 while standing trial, on Monday night, October 18, 2021.
Dennis Hutchings who lived in Cawsand in Cornwall had denied attempting to murder and cause grievous bodily harm to John Pat Cunningham.
John Pat Cunningham, who was 27, was shot in the back near Benburb, Co Tyrone, in 1974, as he ran from an Army patrol.
Dennis Hutchings’ trial was postponed after he took ill after the court heard about his Covid19 positive test.
Philip Barden, his solicitor, said that forcing Hutchings to stand trial “killed him.”
The Northern Ireland Veterans posted a statement on social media: “It is with deep regret and with the permission of his son John Hutchings that we sadly report that our brave friend Regimental Corporal Major Dennis Hutchings passed away in the Mater hospital this evening.”
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What Exactly Led to Dennis Hutchings’ Death?
There are some reports through Dennis Hutchings’ death; he was battling Covid19 during his last days, while he had been allowed by the non-jury court to travel to the hospital for kidney dialysis, due to his history of heart and kidney failure and problems in the lungs.
US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse any of these reasons for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.
Dennis Hutchings had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Mr. Cunningham.
Mr. Hutchings was a former member of the Life Guards army.
Prosecutors previously told the trial that they had no direct evidence to prove whether the fatal shot was fired by Hutchings or another soldier who had been with him at that time. He also denied a count of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.
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Reactions to Dennis Hutchings’ Death
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
One of his friends wrote: “Such sad news tonight. It is with deep regret and with the permission of his son John Hutchings that I sadly report that our brave friend Regimental Corporal Major Dennis Hutchings passed away in the Mater hospital this evening.”
One tweeted: “It is with great sadness to report that Dennis Hutchings has sadly passed away tonight. Please give the family the space & time they need to grieve for him. “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts”.”
Another wrote: “Rest in Peace Dennis Hutchings. It’s a very sad day. Sincere condolences to family and friends. I had the honor to meet Dennis in London during Justice for NI Veterans March. It’s unjust how he has been forced to attend court in NI last week god bless Dennis we salute you.”
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