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South Armagh man charged with murdering Dundalk taxi driver

A 22-year-old south Armagh man has been charged with the murder of a taxi driver last year.

Joseph Hillen, of Glendesha Road in Forkhill, is accused of killing 53-year-old Martin Mulligan.

The father-of-two was found at Carnmore in County Louth.

His body was located not far from his car; he had sustained numerous stab wounds and died as a result of his injuries.

Mr Mulligan was murdered on September 28 last year.

The 22-year-old accused had previously been arrested in May and a file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He was arrested again on Thursday morning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act (1984).

The accused was detained at the Dundalk Garda Station.

He has since appeared before Drogheda District Court and has been remanded in custody to appear again before Cloverhill Court sitting this Thursday, November 17.

He made no reply when the charge of murder was put to him.



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