Murder accused laughs in court

Daniel McCartney
Daniel McCartney

The 21-year-old accused of murdering a Craigavon man sat in the dock at Craigavon Magistrates Court last Friday sniggering and laughing.

Daniel McCartney and co-accused Deividas Neimontas who is on bail, entered the court room with his mother and sat beside the grieving partner of Mr David Neill, who was murdered in September last year.

A third man accused of Mr Neill’s murder was Kevin McCartney who has an address at Thompson House on Belfast’s Antrim Road.

Daniel McCartney, aged 21, who is originally from Enniskeen but is currently detained at Hydebank, faces a murder charge and a charge of criminal damage of Mr Neill’s home and car.

Kevin McCartney, aged 28 and Neimontas, aged 18 from Enniskeen both face a charge of murdering Mr Neill.

Neimontas, a student at Armagh College, had to give a £750 surety and was released on continuing bail with a curfew, ordered to sign bail, surrender his passport and told not to interfere with witnesses.

Kevin McCartney faced a similar surety and bail conditions plus was ordered to submit to breath tests and banned from taking alcohol or being on licenced premises.

The case was adjourned until September 27.