Belfast Telegraph

Kyle Neil killing case defence lawyers get one week to prepare

By Paul Higgins

Defence lawyers in a murder case have been given a week to read more than 3,000 pages of evidence.

Alleged killer Wesley Harry Vance (26) and his girlfriend Stephanie Todd (25) had been due to be sent to the Crown Court for trial over the death of Kyle Neil, who was stabbed at a party last April.

Vance, from Church Gate Studios in Comber, is charged with the murder of Mr Neil, a 23-year-old father-of-one, whose body was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast on April 12.

While Todd, of Russell Court in Belfast, is accused of assisting an offender in that knowing or believing murder had been committed, she allegedly drove Vance and the body "away from the scene" in order to impede Vance's "apprehension, arrest or prosecution", and a further charge of drink driving on the Windsor Road on April 12 this year.

Mr Neil, who was from the Ballysillan area of north Belfast, died following a "frenzied" knife attack in Comber before his remains were bundled into a car and driven to Belfast.

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