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Forensic evidence submitted into fatal house fire

Daniel Allen (27) who is charged with four counts of murder

Forensic evidence has been submitted in relation to a fatal house fire in Co Fermanagh which claimed the lives of three generations of the same family almost two months ago.   

The four victims all died in the blaze at the rented bungalow on Molly Road  in Derrylin in the early hours of Tuesday, February 27th.

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They were Denise Gossett (45), her daughter Sabrina (19), son Roman (16) and Sabrina’s 16-month-old daughter Morgana Quinn. 

The family were originally from Doncaster but had previously lived in Tralee, Co. Kerry before moving to the Fermanagh area around 12 months ago. 

Daniel Allen (27) of Molly Road in Derrylin, is charged with four counts of murder and arson with intent to endanger life. 

Allen appeared in court in Enniskillen again via video-link on Monday from Maghaberry Prison where he has been in custody since March 5th. Wearing a blue sweatshirt and dark jeans, he spoke with an English accent but only to confirm that he could see and hear the court. 

A Public Prosecution Service representative told the short hearing that she had spoken to the investigating police officer at the end of last week who confirmed that all the forensics have now been submitted. 

District Judge Nigel Broderick was told that these reports are expected to be returned at the end of June.

Defence solicitor Gary Black said he noted the ongoing progress. 

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The judge adjourned the case for a further update. Allen will appear in court again by video link on May 21st.   


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