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Funerals to be held for Belfast double murder victims Frances Murray and Joseph Dutton

The funeral of 47-year-old Mr Dutton will take place tomorrow at 10am in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in west Belfast, with burial at the City Cemetery afterwards (stock photo)
The funeral of 47-year-old Mr Dutton will take place tomorrow at 10am in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in west Belfast, with burial at the City Cemetery afterwards (stock photo)

By Christopher Leebody

The funerals of north Belfast double murder victims Frances Murray and Joseph Dutton will take place this week.

Requiem mass for 37-year-old Frances Murray will be held today at noon in the Sacred Heart Parish Church on the Oldpark Road, with a funeral notice advising that interment will follow at Tullylish Cemetery in Lawrencetown, Co Down.

According to the notice, Ms Murray was the "beloved daughter of Betty and Walter and sister of John".

The family have requested that donations in honour of the woman's memory are made to St Patrick's Soup Kitchen on Donegall Street.

The funeral of 47-year-old Mr Dutton will take place tomorrow at 10am in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in west Belfast, with burial at the City Cemetery afterwards.

A funeral notice described Mr Dutton as the "beloved brother of Patrick, Michael, Stephen, Christina and David and also loving father of Ordhan and Caolan".

Both Ms Murray and Mr Dutton were found dead by a member of the public at their north Belfast flat in Kinnaird Close at around 12.55pm on Monday, December 23. Steven McBrine (35), also of Kinnaird Close, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with the double murder on Boxing Day.

District Judge George Conner remanded McBrine in custody to appear again by video-link on January 23.

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