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Natalie McNally murder accused is refused bail

Natalie McNally's parents attended court today. Picture by Hugh Russell. Inset: Stephen McCullagh

Bail has been refused to a man accused of the murder of mother-to-be Natalie McNally at her home in Co Armagh in December 2022.

Northern Ireland’s Lady Chief Justice Dame Siobhan Keegan told the High Court in Belfast that she was not satisfied bail conditions could manage risks in releasing Stephen McCullagh.

Ms McNally, 32, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was stabbed at her home in Silverwood Green, Lurgan, on the night of December 18.

McCullagh, 33, from Woodland Gardens, Lisburn, is accused of her murder.

A number of members of Ms McNally’s family were at the Royal Courts of Justice to hear the bail application.

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Natalie McNally's brother was in court today to hear the man accused of her murder refused bail. Picture by Hugh Russell


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