Stab death accused to go on trial

Published Monday, 03 March 2014
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A man accused of a fatal stabbing in Ballycastle, Co Antrim has been committed to the Crown Court for trial.

Stab death accused to go on trial
Ambulance crews at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Ballycastle in April 2013. (© Steven McAuley)

A prosecution lawyer submitted to Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Monday that there was a Prima Facie case against Nigel McGothigan, who is charged with the murder of Kevin O'Neill in April last year.

Mr O'Neill, 25, suffered fatal wounds after he was stabbed at a house in the Stroanshesk Park area of the seaside town.

He was a former pupil of Cross and Passion College and lived in Ballycastle with his girlfriend.

McGothigan's solicitor did not make contrary submissions on whether the 29-year-old had a case to answer.

District Judge Liam McNally said he was satisfied there was sufficient evidence to return the accused for trial.

McGothigan, from Broombeg also in Ballycastle, was remanded in custody to appear at Laganside Court on Friday, 28 March for arraignment.


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