Kieran McLaughlin pleads not guilty to murder claiming to be victim of ‘media smear…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Kieran McLaughlin pleads not guilty to murder claiming to be victim of ‘media smear campaign’ WhatsApp A 58-year-old man has appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court charged with the murder of 35-year-old Barry McCrory in the city.Kieran Edward Joseph McLaughlin of 60, Elaghmore Park in Derry was charged with the murder of Barry McCrory on October 10.When charged McLaughlin replied ‘not guilty this is a media smear campaign.McLaughlin, dressed in T-shirt and jeans, appeared unshaven, was today also charged with possessing a weapon namely a shotgun with intent to endanger life or property on October 16.He was flanked by two police officers while in the dock and handcuffed.McLaughlin spoke briefly when asked to confirm his identity stating ‘I can confirm yes’.When the charges were put to him he replied that he understood.A detective constable Derek McLaughlin said he could connect McLaughlin to the charges.Defence solicitor Mr. Kevin Casey asked the detective could he confirm that there was no terrorist connection. DC McLaughlin confirmed this was so.There was no application for bail and District Judge Barney McElholm remanded McLaughlin in custody to appear by video link on November 14.There was a heavy security presence around the court and when McLaughlin was driven in a small crowd of supporters cheered him.As he was being brought from the court immediately after the hearing McLaughlin gave a thumbs up to them.There were no incidents. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – October 19, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Previous articleJudge describes drugs as a ‘scourge on our society’Next articleDonegal Pet Rescue horrified as 5 labrador pups are dumped on the side of the road and left to die News Highland Twitter Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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