Child killer Black died of heart at­tack

Irish Daily Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Robert Black SE­RIAL child killer Robert Black died from a heart at­tack, an in­quest jury has con­firmed.

The 68-year-old was found dead in his cell in Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim in Jan­uary 2016.

He mur­dered four girls – in­clud­ing nine-year-old Jen­nifer Cardy, from Ballinderry, in 1981.

Ju­rors found he had died from a car­diac ar­rest, with de­gen­er­a­tion of the walls of the coro­nary artery a sec­ondary cause.

Un­der­ly­ing fac­tors in­cluded his age, his smok­ing and diet, high blood pres­sure, a pre­vi­ous stroke and di­a­betes.

Ju­rors found no de­fects in his treat­ment by the au­thor­i­ties.

Coro­ner Mcgur­gan told the hear­ing in Ar­magh no fam­ily mem­bers could be traced to at­tend.


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