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Man (41) to be tried for 2015 murder of Belfast woman Jennifer Dornan

A 41-year-old man appeared in court yesterday where he was charged with murdering west Belfast mother-of-three Jennifer Dornan (stock photo)
A 41-year-old man appeared in court yesterday where he was charged with murdering west Belfast mother-of-three Jennifer Dornan (stock photo)

By Ashleigh McDonald

A 41-year-old man appeared in court yesterday where he was charged with murdering west Belfast mother-of-three Jennifer Dornan.

Ms Dornan died in her fire-damaged Hazel View home in the early hours of August 2, 2015.

Raymond Martin Gabriel O'Neill appeared at Belfast Crown Court in a wheelchair, where he faced a charge of murdering the 30-year old and a charge of arson endangering life.

When he was charged with murdering Ms Dornan on August 2, 2015, O'Neill replied "not guilty". He also replied "not guilty" when the arson charge was put to him.

After hearing that the trial is expected to last between three and four weeks, Mr Justice Colton listed it to commence on November 4, 2019. O'Neill, whose address was given as Mountjoy Prison on Dublin's North Circular Road, was then remanded back into custody.

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