Child-killer McCarney charged with jail attack

Barry McCarney leaves court after being charged with the murder of toddler, Mille Martin.

Barry McCarney leaves court after being charged with the murder of toddler, Mille Martin.

Convicted child killer Barry McCarney has been charged with wounding a man while in jail.

The 35-year-old who is currently serving a minimum of 25 years behind bars for the murder of 15 month old toddler Millie Martin, was not at Lisburn Magistrates Court where he was charged with wounding a man called Dennis Lancaster on 6 June last year although it is not clear if his alleged victim is a fellow inmate or prison warder.


McCarney, originally from Trillick, but whose address was given as c/o HMP Maghaberry Prison, was due to have his case sent to the Crown Court for trial but the Preliminary Enquiry was adjourned until later this month at which stage the killer will appear in court.

McCarney was ordered to serve a minimum 25 years of a life sentence imposed for killing the toddler.

He was also found guilty of sexual assault and the grievous bodily harm of Millie Martin.

She died in December 2009 after being admitted to hospital in Enniskillen with serious injuries including fractured ribs, heavy bruising and a burnt finger. It followed weeks of abuse that culminated in a fatal attack inside her mother’s house in Glebe Park, Enniskillen.

During the ten week trial the court heard that in addition to the fatal blow to the back of her head,

McCarney had always protested his innocence, but in May his appeal against the convictions were dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

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