Northern Ireland

Man appears in court charged with murdering Odhran Kelly

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Odhran Kelly (PSNI/PA)
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Odhran Kelly (PSNI/PA) A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Odhran Kelly (PSNI/PA)

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering Odhran Kelly in Lurgan.

Gary Damien Scullion, 31, from Edward Street in the Co Armagh town, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The body of Mr Kelly, 23, a nursing assistant, was found beside a burning car in Maple Court, close to Edward Street, in the early hours of Sunday.

A PSNI detective sergeant told the court he could connect Scullion to the charge.

Asked if he understood the charge, Scullion said: “Yeah.”

Mr Kelly’s relatives wept.

No application for bail was made and Scullion was remanded in custody.

He will appear in court again on January 5.

Odhran Kelly death
Odhran Kelly death Hundreds attended a vigil in Lurgan on Wednesday night (PA)

Two women appeared in court on Thursday charged with assisting an offender in relation to Mr Kelly’s murder.

Stephanie McClelland, 36, of Shan Slieve in Lurgan, and Andrea Catherine Theresa Stevenson, 43, of Edward Street, also in Lurgan, were remanded in custody.

Another 31-year-old man remains in police custody on suspicion of murder.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people gathered at a vigil in Edward Street in Mr Kelly’s memory.