Murder accused to face further charges

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A man accused of murder has appeared in court to face further charges.

Kieran Edward Joseph McLaughlin, of Ederowen Park, is charged with the murder of Barry McCrory on October 10, last year.

This morning the 58-year-old was charged with wounding another man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

He is further accused of possessing a Stanley knife, and making a threat to kill the same man and a woman.

These charges relate to an alleged incident on October 8, last year.

During a brief hearing, McLaughlin confirmed his identity and nodded his head when asked if he understood the charges.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrates Court he believed he could connect McLaughlin to them.

Kevin Casey, defending, said there would be no bail application.

The 58-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear in court again via videolink on February 13.