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Eamonn Magee Jr murder: Accused to appear in court over boxer's killing

By Sara Neill

Published 02/06/2015

Victim: Eamonn Magee Jr
Victim: Eamonn Magee Jr

A man has been charged with murdering boxer Eamonn Magee Jr in west Belfast at the weekend.

Mr Magee (22) was stabbed to death as he visited a friend in Twinbrook in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The victim was the son of former WBU welterweight world champion Eamonn Magee.

The 32-year-old accused is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates' Court this morning.

The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service, a PSNI spokeswoman said.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in Dunmurry on suspicion of murder a few hours after the brutal attack.

On Sunday, police were granted extra time by a court to further question the man.

They charged him last night.

Detectives believe that the young sportsman's killer lay in wait while he visited a friend in Summerhill Park.

The engineering student's killer struck as he went out of the house by the back door to check on a pizza delivery.

Mr Magee was stabbed several times.

The dead man's father Eamonn snr said after the murder: "He was my blue-eyed boy. He was such a lovely guy and I just can't believe it.

"Eamonn was a really nice guy, everybody had a good word to say about him and he had a very bright future."

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