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Man due in court charged with Bangor murder

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A man is due in court on Friday charged with the murder of Colin Horner in Bangor earlier this year.

Mr Horner, who was 35, was shot dead in a supermarket car park in front of his young son on 28 May 2017.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in the Newtownards area on Wednesday as part of the police investigation.

He has been charged with murder and also faces a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The accused is due before Newtownards Magistrates.


Seeley murder accused sentenced next week

The man accused of the brutal murder of Marcell Seeley is to be sentenced next week.

Belfast Crown Court heard how Mr Seeley was beaten and kicked to death in his Lurgan flat two years ago and had part of his ear ripped from his head.

Details of the injuries he suffered were revealed ahead of the sentencing of Mark Ward who was convicted of his murder by a jury in June.

The court heard the father of four was left to die and his body was not discovered for two days.

Mr Seeley was found dead by his sister in the blood-spattered living room of his flat in Lurgan's Tagnaven estate two years ago.

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The 34-year-old had been beaten and kicked to death.

In June a jury found 25-year-old Mark Daniel Ward from Drumellan Gardens in the Moyraverty area of Craigavon guilty of his murder.

He was due to be sentenced on Tuesday afternoon but the trial judge was asked to consider further submissions from both the Crown and the defence.

Members of Marcell Seeley's family's were in the public gallery and heard the prosecution outline how his death has had a significant impact on them.

The Defence Counsel then rose to his feet telling Belfast Crown Court that his client had a low IQ and and significant cognitive limitations which could be attributed to a brain injury he sustained in 2009 when a motorbike was driven over his head.

The lawyer also revealed that the injury rendered him more sensitive to alcohol and he was intoxicated on drink and cocaine in the early hours of Sunday the 11th of October 2015.

Mark Ward whom the court heard continues to deny the murder will find out next Tuesday how long he will have to spend in prison before he is eligible to apply for parole.

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