Stab death accused to go on trial

Stab death accused to go on trial

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

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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