Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have acknowledged the sentence handed down to Jordan McClintock for the murder of Jason Lee Martin.

McClintock, aged 19, appeared before Belfast Crown Court today (Wednesday 2 March).

He received a life prison sentence, and will serve a minimum of 11 years and 6 months before being eligible to apply for parole.

Jason Lee Martin died in the early hours of Saturday 27 June 2020. He had been stabbed, by McClintock, at a house party in Ballymena’s Orkney Drive.

Detective Inspector Gina Quinn said: “Mr Martin, who was aged 31, bled to death after being stabbed in the leg by Jordan McClintock.

“The attack, which was without motive, has taken a man’s life. It’s left a family bereft, and it’s left two young sons without their father.

“There are, unfortunately, no words that can help to ease their heartbreak or undo this tragic event.

“I hope, however, that today’s sentencing sends out a very clear message to anyone who thinks they can get away with such atrocity.”

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