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Man detained in Dublin in connection with Belfast murder of Jennifer Dornan

Published 03/02/2016

Murdered: Jennifer Dornan
Murdered: Jennifer Dornan
A police forensics officer at the scene in Lagmore, Belfast, where the 30-year-old was found dead
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Picture - Kevin Scott Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 11th August 2015 - Jennifer Dornan Searches Pictured is police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Mother-of-three Jennifer Dornan was stabbed to death
Mourners at the funeral of Jennifer Dornan

A 37-year-old man set to be prosecuted for the murder of a Belfast mother-of-three has been detained in Dublin on a European arrest warrant.

The Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland said it had decided to prosecute a suspect for the murder of Jennifer Dornan.

Raymond O'Neill was arrested by gardai in Dublin on Wednesday and later appeared in an extradition court in the city. He was remanded in custody until later this month.

Ms Dornan was found stabbed to death in her burning house in Hazel View in the Lagmore area of west Belfast last August.

O'Neill, who has a previous address in Summerhill Walk, Dunmurry, is to be prosecuted for murder and arson.

PPS assistant director Marianne O'Kane said: "Senior prosecutors, from both the PPS's Serious Crime Unit and Appeals and International Section, have worked closely with the PSNI investigating team over recent months to expedite the prosecution decision in this case and commence extradition proceedings."

PSNI Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: "We will be seeking this man's extradition to Northern Ireland as part of our investigation into Jennifer's murder.

"We have been working closely with the Public Prosecution Service to ensure this matter is expedited as quickly as possible."

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