Convicted killer Colin Howell
KILLER dentist Colin Howell is not to be charged with any sexual offences against his ex-lover Hazel Stewart.
The Public Prosecution Service took the decision after reviewing claims that he sedated and subjected her to serious assaults.
It represents a blow for any attempt by Stewart (58) to mount a fresh appeal over her own conviction for double murder.
Her lawyers confirmed they are seeking an immediate review of the decision.
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