Belfast Telegraph

Assault accused killer refused bail

By George Jackson

A District Judge has said he was not prepared to risk the release a man convicted of the manslaughter of two men seven years ago.

Barney McElholm made the comment after David McCallion (32) was charged with intimidating a female prosecution witness and threatening to damage or destroy her property.

The defendant, from Roemill Gardens in Limavady, denies committing the offences on Monday of this week.

He also denies assaulting another woman on December 24 of last year.

Applying for bail, solicitor Walter Hegarty said his client “believes he is receiving unnecessary and undue police attention”.

Mr Hegarty said the defendant was on probationary supervision in relation to the deaths of two men in Derry in 2005 following drunken violence.

He told the Magistrates Court in Derry his client was convicted of manslaughter following the deaths.

The defendant was refused bail and remanded in custody until March 8.

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