Northern Ireland

Man in court charged with murdering Odhran Kelly

Odhran Kelly’s funeral was on Sunday (PSNI/PA)
Odhran Kelly’s funeral was on Sunday (PSNI/PA) Odhran Kelly’s funeral was on Sunday (PSNI/PA)

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

Shane Harte, 31, from Headington House in the Co Armagh town, appeared before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Mr Kelly, a 23-year-old nursing assistant, was found dead beside a burning car in Maple Court in the Co Armagh town in the early hours of December 3.

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

No application for bail was made and Harte was remanded in custody until January 5.

He is the second person charged with murdering Mr Kelly.

Read more: Tributes to Odhrán Kelly as priest calls for end to violence after three murders in Lurgan

Lurgan incident
Lurgan incident The accused appeared at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court (PA)

Gary Damien Scullion, 31, from Edward Street, Lurgan, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court last week.

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.

Mr Kelly’s funeral was on Sunday.