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Owen Creaney killing: Pair in court charged with murdering man found dead in wheelie bin

By Deborah McAleese

A young mother and a 27 year-old man have been remanded in custody accused of murdering a disabled man whose body was discovered in a wheelie bin.

Shauneen Boyle (23) of Edenderry Park, Banbridge and Stephen Hughes (27), of Moyraverty Court, Craigavon, have appeared in court charged with the murder of 40 year-old Lurgan man Owen Creaney.

Police said that Mr Creaney was "frail and vulnerable" and that he had died after a "serious and sustained" attack.

Craigavon Magistrate's Court heard that, during police interviews, both the accused claimed the other was responsible for the killing.

A detective told the court he believed that Mr Creaney was attacked late on Wednesday evening and that he had been left without medical attention before he died on Friday night or Saturday morning.

His body was discovered by police in a wheelie bin at the porch of Mr Hughe's home on Saturday evening.

Boyle, who has a 14 month-old child, was refused bail amid concern she may re-offend or interfere with witnesses.

Both Boyle and Hughes were remanded in custody to appear before the court via video link at a later date.

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