DOUBLE killer John Gallagher is back on the streets tonight despite a three month prison sentence for harassing his sister.
Gallagher – who shot dead Twin Towns mother and daughter Annie and Anne Gillespie in 1988 – was found guilty at Strabane Magistrates Court of making threats against his sister Helena.
Gallagher had denied the charge.
However Helena told the court that she was in a queue at the SuperValu supermarket in Strabane on March 25th last when Gallagher pulled up in his car and made a gesture with his hand….in the shape of a gun.
Helena said she had been left terrified by the experience.
John Gallagher had denied the incident took place.
However District Judge Nigel Broderick found Gallagher guilty of harassment.
He sentenced Gallagher to three months behind bars.
However the 48-year-old was later released on bail of £500 after lodging an appeal against the conviction.
No date for the appeal was set.
Gallagher is a notorious double killer.
He shot his girlfriend and her mother at Sligo hospital in 1988 but was found by a jury to be insane.
He later absconded from a mental hospital and moved to Strabane, just a mile from his home town of Lifford.