Hotel worker denies murdering ex-partner

THE former partner of Charlotte Murray, who was reported missing in 2013, is to stand trial for her murder later this year, following a hearing at Dungannon Crown Court sitting in Belfast. The two first met while working at Lusty Beg hotel complex near Kesh. John Patrick Miller (48) who is originally from Coleraine but […]


Friends’ high speed road trip ended in fatal collision

THE trial has opened of a man accused of multiple charges relating to a fatal road traffic accident near Newtownbutler just over two years ago in which an elderly man was killed. Kieran Smith (24) from Lisbree, Cootehill, Co Cavan, is accused of aiding and abetting his friend to cause death by driving dangerously, without […]


Pair deny causing death of young mum in horror crash

TWO men have denied all charges in respect of a road traffic collision which caused the death of a woman and seriously injured two passengers in Fermanagh just over a year ago. Appearing together in the dock of Dungannon Crown Court, but separated by custody staff were Padraig Toher (28) of Bawnboy, County Cavan and […]


Man admits that he caused brother’s death in accident

A LOCAL MAN has pleaded guilty to causing his brother’s death, after agreeing to a lesser charge. Francis McCafferty (45) of Grout Hall, Pettigo was about to stand trial on multiple charges relating to the death of his brother Patrick almost five years ago. He pleaded not guilty in July 2018 to the original charges […]


Woman says drugs find money was for Holy Communion

A LISNASKEA woman has gone on trial for charges relating to the alleged possession and intention to supply cocaine, as well as possessing cash as criminal property. The accused denies the offences, and claimed the majority of the cash seized had been saved for her child’s First Communion. The jury of four women and eight […]