UK news Touts framed me, claims desperate Christine Connor last news
MetiNews.Com - DEVIOUS dissident bomber Christine Connor believes she was framed by two State agents in a republican gang.
Breaking News ! "DEVIOUS dissident bomber Christine Connor believes she was framed by two State agents in a republican gang. She named the pair at her trial on a string of terror charges, including attempting to murder police officers.The one-time Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) associate claimed evidence linking her to plots to kill cops was planted by the informers.Her claims were referenced when a Diplock judge delivered his three-hour ruling in the case on Wednesday.The 31-year-old is currently stewing in prison, waiting for August 20 when she will learn how long she has to spend behind bars.Finding the north Belfast woman guilty on all six charges, His Honour Judge Stephen Fowler QC said the would-be killer tried to claim that a laptop and mobile phones hidden in a mattress at her home, along with gloves containing traces of her DNA found at the scene of pipebomb attacks in 2013, were planted by a "participating informant".Connor also claimed during her trial that the DNA recovered from the gloves could have been gathered when she was handing out clothing during republican demonstrations in Londonderry prior to the attacks.The first attack on the Ligoniel Road on May 16 was described as a "practice run" by the prosecution. It was followed by a second murder bid on the Crumlin Road when she threw two pipebombs at officers from an alleyway.Judge Fowler said the bomber's allegations that the secret intelligence services were somehow involved in the attack were groundless."There has been no evidence to suggest this - and this appears to be mere speculation on the part of the defendant," he explained.He also stressed that Connor had made no such claims in numerous police interviews or in her prepared statement.The names of those she claims are working for MI5 were said in court during trial hearings late last year.However, because of a High Court judgement, Sunday Life cannot name the alleged informers.Connor has since fallen out with ONH. She drifted into the ranks of the New IRA after growing close to fellow female dissident Sharon Jordan, nee Rafferty, while in jail following her first terror conviction.But Sunday Life understands she is now no longer loyal to any republican terror gang, having become so toxic and untrustworthy.Connor stood trial twice for involvement in two incidents in which she lured police officers to locations in north Belfast by claiming to be a domestic violence victim before pipebombs were thrown at them.The Crown also claimed that she posed online as a Swedish model to seduce two men and convince them to send her bomb components.On Wednesday callous Connor was found guilty of attempted murder, preparation of terrorist acts, two counts of causing explosions with intent to endanger life and two counts of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.She was jailed for 16 years after pleading guilty to the charges in 2017 but was later released when the conviction was overturned on appeal and a retrial ordered.Connor repeatedly said during her first trial: "I am not guilty, but on advice I will plead guilty."It was heard during her trial that she conned two men she met online - one in England and another in the United States - both of whom later took their own lives. The first was 31-year-old Stuart Downes, from Shrewsbury. Connor pretended to be a blonde Swedish model and convinced him to send her bomb parts bought online.Sanne Josefson (formerly Anderson), the model Connor posed as, said she felt as though the "earth was falling from her feet" when she realised she had become inadvertently caught up in the terror plot.
. I mean, violence in Belfast and me, that was just insane. The whole thing was really surreal."(When) they told me about bombs against police officers, it felt like the earth was falling from my feet. "They explained that I was of course innocent (and) that a woman had used the pictures to attract men to her cult or whatever it was she was fronting. But I still felt very scared."Over the years I have learned to deal with it, though. "I guess she must have Googled 'Swedish blonde' or something and found me online."It is crazy how easy it is to fake an identity online these days."I was so scared of what that woman could had used my pictures for. But I was lucky, even though this has been a real ordeal."What if she had used my name as well? Perhaps I might have become a suspect then?"It is also fortunate that we do not at all look anything alike. "It would have been much worse if we did."Despite Connor's denials to police about ever having known Stuart Downes, Judge Fowler said in his judgment an "intense relationship" had developed between the two via SMS and Facebook messages as they researched information on pipebombs.He was found hanged in woodland at Meole Brace park and ride, near Shrewsbury, in October 2016 while on bail during the original investigation. Stuart's heartbroken sister Claire Wills said afterwards: "Some people just don't have a heart - simple as that."Connor also duped an American, Zachary Gevelinger, again via online chats, who even visited her in Hydebank prison in 2013 when she was being held on remand. Described as vulnerable and a socialist, the 28-year-old, from Platteville in Wisconsin, was found dead in a hotel room there in May 2017.The FBI searched Gevelinger's house and seized equipment which confirmed the link to the Belfast woman.Connor communicated with both Gevelinger and Downes via a 'United Struggle' Facebook page she created for her one-member organisation.During the trial, the bomber claimed that because she is a republican who supports violence she is seen as "born bad... born guilty". "I support Nasa, but I'm not an astronaut," she added.However, Judge Fowler said Connor was "evasive, argumentative and, when it suited her, (she) refused to answer questions"."
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