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Derrylin murder case delayed

THE man accused of killing four people in a house fire in Derrylin has had his case delayed again. 
Daniel Sebastian Allen (28) whose address is given as Molly Road, Derrylin, but has been remanded in custody since his arrest, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court via videolink from Maghaberry prison on Monday.
The defendant faces four charges of murder on February 27th 2018, with each victim still named in court papers as “a person who is currently unidentified.”
He also faces a further charge of arson with intent to endanger life by damaging the house at 57 Molly Road, Derrylin in which the four victims resided. 
On Monday, the court heard that all of the police evidence has been collected but the senior directing officer from a partner agency in the case is on leave until February 20th, and a decision had not yet been entered.
 Defence solicitor Gary Black said the case had been adjourned on a number of occasions, and was taking ‘steps back rather than forward.’ 
The court heard it is believed that the officer is aware of the decision which will be made, but it had not been formally entered yet. 
Deputy District Judge Paul Conway said he was not impressed with the progress being made and adjourned the case for one week to ‘rectify the situation’, and if not, he added ‘a detailed explanation must be given.’ 
The case was adjourned until February 25th.
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