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Two men charged with murder of Stephen Carson

Published 29/02/2016

Stephen Carson had recently been released from prison
Stephen Carson had recently been released from prison

Two men have been charged with a murder linked to a suspected Belfast crime feud.

The men, aged 32 and 37, are accused of killing Stephen Carson in the south of the city last week.

They are due to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Mr Carson, 28, was shot in the head on Thursday night after a group of armed men broke into a house where he was eating dinner with his partner and nine-year-old son.

The victim, who had recently been released from prison, tried to hide in the bathroom of the Walmer Street house when the attackers forced entry, but they shot him with a shotgun through the door.

He sustained fatal injuries to his head, dying later in hospital.

Detectives have been granted more time to question another man, aged 39, in relation to the murder.

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