Belfast Telegraph

Duo charged with murder after new evidence found

By Adrian Rutherford

A suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a young man in Newry six years ago remains at large, a court has heard.

Police have so far been unable to track down the individual, who is wanted for questioning over the killing of Jonathan Graham in 2005.

The details emerged as two men were remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with Mr Graham's murder.

James Joseph McEvoy (33) and Gerard Francis Haw (55) are also charged with possession of a shotgun and cartridges.

Mr Graham (20) was shot dead in his car outside his home at Ardcarne Park in Newry.

Both of the accused were arrested and interviewed six-and-a-half years ago in connection with the killing.

McEvoy, from Drumalane Park in the city, was charged with murder and spent a year in custody before the prosecution service withdrew the charge.

Meanwhile Haw, from Damolly Road in Newry, had been released without charge.

Detective John Caldwell told the court he believed he could connect both men to the charges.

He said new evidence relating to CCTV images on the night of Mr Graham's murder had come to light.

Opposing bail, Mr Caldwell said he believed both men may interfere with witnesses or flee the jurisdiction. He also said it could impact attempts to locate the third individual alleged to be involved in the killing.

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