Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Eamonn Hughes murder trial: judge considers his verdict

Judgment has been reserved in the trial of four men accused of murdering a father as he walked home from his daughter's 18th birthday party.

Belfast Crown Court judge Mr Justice Treacy said there was a “large body of evidence and submissions to be considered” so he would give his judgment “as quickly as I possibly can”.

In the dock are Martin Murray (23), from Windmill Drive, his cousin Liam Murray (24), from Windmill Court, Kevin Toye (24), from Windmill Court — all in Dungannon — and William McDonagh (25), from Kew Gardens in Ballymena.

All four deny Eamonn Hughes' murder on September 14, 2008 and the attempted murder of Martina Donaghy and her daughter Emma.

Kevin Murray (41), from Lisnahull Gardens, Dungannon, an uncle to the other two Murrays, denies attempting to murder Mr Hughes' son Kevin after he allegedly shot him with a crossbow.

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