Man sentenced for Trevor Spiers killing

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COLERAINE man Francis Paul McCormick was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison on Friday for the unlawful killing of Portstewart man Trevor Spiers outside a Portstewart nightclub.

Sentenced along with McCormick was his 22-year-old nephew Paul McCormick from Edenmore Way, Ballymoney, who admitted assaulting Mr Spiers’ friend Michael Black and unlawfully fighting and causing an affray.

Also sentenced for the affray were 23-year-old Luke McArthur from Portstewart Road, Coleraine, and 25-year-old Robert Peter Henderson, of Greenhall Manor, also Coleraine.

Henderson also admitted assisting an offender by disposing of a necklace. However, they were freed when their jail terms ranging from 12 to 18 months were all suspended for three years.