04 November 2005

Man remanded over McCartney murder


04 November 2005 16:56

A man accused of murdering Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney outside a bar in the city has been remanded on bail.

Terence Davidson, 49, from Stanfield Place, in the Markets area, was ordered to appear again in Belfast Magistrates Court on 2 December.

He was joined in the dock by James McCormick, who is accused of the attempted murder of Mr McCartney's friend, Brendan Devine, who was with him on the night he died.

Mr McCormick, 36, originally from Belfast but with an address in Birmingham will also appear again on the same date.

In September, Mr Davidson was released on bail but ordered to have no contact with Mr McCartney's family.

Mr McCartney, a 33-year-old forklift driver, was beaten and stabbed outside Magennis's Bar on 30 January.

Since then his five sisters, and fiancée, Bridgeen Hagans, have been involved in a high profile campaign for justice which has taken them to Washington, Brussels, London and Dublin.

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