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Banbridge man to stand trial for murder of Richard Scullion

David Robert Boyd is accused of murdering Richard Scullion

A BANBRIDGE man accused of stabbing a man in the back was today ordered to stand trial for murder.

Standing handcuffed in the dock of Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting in Newry, 28-year-old David Robert Boyd confirmed that he understood the charge against him.

Boyd, from Scarva Walk. but currently on remand in prison, is charged with the murder of Richard Scullion on July 6 last year.

The body of Mr Scullion (55) was discovered at a property in Millmount Court at 4.50pm and it has since been revealed that he was stabbed twice in the back.

The court previously heard that Mr Scullion's body was discovered face down on the kitchen floor of the flat by a witness.

Remanding Boyd back into custody, Deputy District Judge Liam McStay ordered him to appear at Belfast Crown Court for his arraignment on May 23.

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