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Odhrán Kelly: Second man accused of Lurgan man’s murder appears in court

Odhran Kelly Lurgan murder victim

A second man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Odhrán Kelly in Lurgan earlier this month.

Shane Harte, 31, of Headington House in Lurgan, appeared before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Monday – a day after the 23-year-old health worker was laid to rest.

Harte appeared only briefly and made no application for bail. He was remanded into custody until January.

Gary Damien Scullion – also 31 – from Edward Street in Lurgan, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday also charged with Odhrán’s murder.

His defence team made no application for bail and he was remanded in custody until January.

On Thursday, two women appeared in court charged with assisting an offender by helping with “the disposal of the body of Odhrán Kelly”.

Andrea Catherine Theresa Stevenson, 43, from Edward Street in Lurgan, and 36-year-old Stephanie McClelland, from Shan Slieve in the town, were remanded in custody and are due to appear in court again later this month where is expected both will apply for bail.

On Sunday, hundreds turned out for Odhrán’s funeral at St Peter’s Church in Lurgan.

Heartbroken family and friends fought back tears as they heard how Odhrán had been due to start a new chapter as a health care assistant today (Monday) but was “robbed of his short life by violence”.

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