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JUL 29, 2013 - Boston Herald

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Belfast attacker of IRA funeral must stay in jail

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The top appeals court has ruled that the most notorious Protestant militant of Northern Ireland's conflict, Michael Stone, must serve his full 30-year prison sentence for attacking an IRA funeral.Monday's judgment means the 58-year-old cannot be considered for parole until 2024, when he will be 69.Stone became a celebrated figure among Protestant extremists when he launched a solo gun-and-grenade attack on an Irish Republican Army funeral in 1988.

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