On March 16, 1978, Desmond Mackin, a member of the Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army ["I.R.A"] lay in ambush. Stephen Wooten, a young British soldier out on a routine patrol of Belfast, approached. Moments later, shots rang out and Wooten lay wounded, yet another casualty of the troubles in Northern Ireland.
R. S. Phillips, The Political Offence Exception and Terrorism: Its Place in the Current Extradition Scheme and Proposals for Its Future, 15 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 337 (1997).