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Police submit ‘supplementary file’ in case against man accused of murder of baby Hunter

The district judge remanded the defendant back into custody to appear again on July 21

Detectives have sent a “supplementary file” to the prosecution in the case against a man accused of the murder of 11-month-old Hunter McGleenon in Keady last year.

Court also heard that a decision in the case against the 32-year-old was expected by the prosecution service by mid-July.

Sharyar Ali, of Westerna Terrace in Co Monaghan, appeared at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Lisburn, on Tuesday, via videolink from Maghaberry Prison.

He is currently on remand, charged with the murder of baby Hunter Patrick McGleenon, who died as a result of injuries to his head and abdomen, on November 26 last year.

Previous courts have heard claims that Ali “crossed the border a number of times” while he was caring for the young child.

Speaking on Tuesday, prosecution told the court: “The police have sent in a supplementary file to the directing officer this morning.”

They made an application for the case to be adjourned for two weeks, stating a decision in the case was hoped to be made for the middle of July.

A prosecution barrister told an earlier court during a failed bail application there have been allegations that Ali “used a proxy to sit a language test” and further that he used fake papers in his immigration application.

“The Home Office have learned there were false documents submitted as part of the immigration,” said the lawyer, adding that Sharyar Ali “was released on Home Office bail in 2015 to appeal a notice of intention for deportation and he voluntarily absented himself from the country at that stage”.

District Judge Mark McGarrity remanded the defendant back into custody to appear again on July 21.

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