Murder accused is sent for trial

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The man accused of murdering Ballycastle man Kevin O’Neill back in April last year has been sent for trial.

25-year-old Mr O’Neill suffered fatal wounds after he was stabbed at a house in the Stroanshesk Park area of the seaside town.

Appearing before North Antrim Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday) charged with Mr O’Neill’s murder was 29-year-old Nigel Thomas Martin McGothigan, also from Ballycastle.

During a short PE hearing, District Judge Liam McNally said there was sufficient evidence to return the accused for trial.

McGothigan was remanded in continuing custody to appear at Laganside Court on Friday, March 28.