Mother ‘was pro­voked’ into slap­ping her son’s mur­derer

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY PAUL HIG­GINS

THE griev­ing mum of mur­dered teenager Michael ‘Mick­eybo’ McIlveen slapped his killer in the face af­ter she heard him ex­claim “f*** her son”, a court has heard.

Antrim Mag­is­trates Court also heard that Gina McIlveen (46) tried to hit Mervyn Moon again on Antrim’s Main Street, but that the killer ran off.

Mother-of-four McIlveen, from Glen­dun Drive in Bal­ly­mena, pleaded guilty to com­mon as­sault on Au­gust 14 last year. She was handed a con­di­tional dis­charge for three months.

The court heard that McIlveen heard Moon “laugh­ing on his mo­bile phone” and said: “F*** her son, f*** her son.”

McIlveen slapped him with her right hand, but her lawyer submitted that “this could not have been a more ex­treme ex­am­ple of provo­ca­tion”.

ALAN LEWIS

Gina McIlveen leav­ing Antrim Court­house

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