Belfast Telegraph

Brothers charged with east Belfast murder get bail to see sick relative in hospice

By Alan Erwin

Two brothers charged with a Christmas Eve murder in east Belfast are to be temporarily released from custody to visit a sick relative.

William and James Turner are both accused of killing Matthew Goddard, who was found dead at his house on Chobham Street.

Police said the 41-year-old victim had been beaten with his own electric guitar.

Murder charges have been brought against William Turner (35) of Glenlea Grove, and James Turner (29) from Dunraven Court - both in Belfast - and a third man, Christian Walker (25) of Ribble Street in the city.

The two brothers also face a further charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Gareth Grattan in a separate incident on December 23.

At Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday they were both granted compassionate bail to visit a relative at a hospice in the city.

William Turner is to be released between 11am and 3pm today, on condition that he remains in the company of a surety and has no contact with any witnesses. If he complies and returns to prison his brother will be temporarily released under matching terms and for the same period tomorrow.

Belfast Telegraph

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph