Convicted killer back in court

Limavady Courthouse.
Limavady Courthouse.

A Limavady man convicted of the manslaughter of popular Derry musician Jim Gilchrist has appeared in court accused of theft and possession of cannabis.

Daryl Quigley, whose address was given on court papers as Benevenagh Drive, Limavady, is accused of stealing a razor and razor blades from a chemist in Limavady to the value of £92.92 on January 19th. Quigley is also accused of possession of cannabis on the same date.

Quigley was convicted of the manslaughter of Derry musician Jim Gilchrist in 2008 and jailed for ten years. The 28-year-old was released from prison in 2011.

On Wednesday, Quigley admitted the charges from January 19.

The court heard Quigley had two suspended sentences from 2014. The Prosecution asked that Quigley be remanded in custody because of the risk of further offending.

Defence solicitor David Brewster asked that Quigley be bailed. Mr Brewster said Quigley has experienced significant changes in his life recently, including his marriage and the birth of his child.

Mr Brewster said, however, that Quigley had been “crushed” by a recent decision regarding his domestic circumstances and he had reverted to previous behaviour. Mr Brewster said Quigley was “out of control” in the last week and a half.

District Judge Noel Dunlop refused bail. He said Quigley had “an atrocious record” and a number of suspended sentences.

Quigley was remanded in custody to appear via video link at Derry Magistrates Court on February 12.