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Judge hits out at delay over death crash case

By Nevin Farrell

Published 15/12/2015

A judge has criticised a delay in the case of a man charged with causing the death of two young people in an Easter weekend car smash
A judge has criticised a delay in the case of a man charged with causing the death of two young people in an Easter weekend car smash

A judge has criticised a delay in the case of a man charged with causing the death of two young people in an Easter weekend car smash.

Deputy district judge Sean O’Hare was speaking at Coleraine Magistrates Court where 21-year-old Shane Kinney was joined in the dock by his parents.

Kinney, of Drones Road, Armoy, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and other charges following the crash at Cushendall Road, Ballycastle, on April 6.

Kevin Kinney (51) and his wife Sharon (49) are charged with offences connected to the case.

A prosecutor said a forensic report had been delayed until the end of December and another report regarding vehicle car paint that was due in November had not yet been received.

Judge O’Hare asked why it was taking so long and said there should not be a delay of six weeks.

The prosecution said phones were being sorted through, and one phone with thousands of images on it was being worked on.

The Kinneys were released on continuing bail to appear back at court in January.

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