Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Conway murder accused's holiday bid fails

By Chris Kilpatrick

A suspected republican killer accused of killing a father-of-four has been prevented from going on holiday by a judge.

Gary Marshall denies the murder of 30-year-old Kevin Conway in February 1998.

Mr Conway was kidnapped from his Lurgan home and later found with a hood over his head and hands tied behind his back.

He had been shot in the back of the head and left on farmland near Aghalee.

Marshall (45), of The Beeches in Portadown, appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court seeking permission to travel abroad with his family.

The prosecution objected to the application, as it would have meant returning Marshall's passport and waiving current bail conditions requiring him to attend a police station three times a week.

A detective inspector told the court there was "a serious risk of flight" given the seriousness of the charge.

Judge Bates added: "Given the seriousness of this charge I think you are a risk of flight."

The desired holiday destination was not given in open court.

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