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Alleged husband killer 'had £100k in account'

By George Jackson

A Chinese woman in custody charged with stabbing her husband to death just four days before she was due to be deported from Northern Ireland had over £100,000 in her bank accounts when he was murdered, a court has heard.

The disclosure was made by a detective while opposing a bail application by Suwei Shang (39), who has been in custody for seven months.

She is charged with the murder of Damien Keenan in their Francis Street home in Londonderry last November 1.

The detective told District Judge Barney McElholm that he believed the catalyst for the stabbing was the defendant's belief that her allegedly abusive husband had not done enough in respect of her immigration status.

Applying for bail, a defence barrister said his client’s ex-husband in China had been abusive towards her. He said she moved to Europe in 2005 to provide for her young son.

The judge refused bail on the basis of fear of flight. The defendant was remanded in continuing custody for a video-link hearing on June 14.

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