Man charged over UDA feud killing denied bail
A Co Antrim man charged over the UDA feud murder of Geordie Gilmore earlier this year has been refused bail amid prosecution claims he was a "real risk of flight''.
Brian Roy McClean (35), of the Birches, Carrickfergus, was due to be arraigned at Belfast Crown Court yesterday on charges of murdering Mr Gilmore on March 13, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and attempting to murder Stephen Boyd and Kelvin Graham on the same date.
However, defence barrister Paul Bacon told Mr Justice Colton that he was making a formal 'No Bill' application that McLean had no case to answer.
As a result, the arraingment of McLean and his co-accused Samuel David McMaw, (29) of Starbog Road, Kilwaughter, Larne, who faces identical charges, was adjourned until the new year.
Mr Gilmore (44) was shot dead as he travelled along Pinewood Avenue in Carrickfergus in his white Vauxhall Insignia.
It is the prosecution case that he was lured to his death with a gunman shooting him in the neck at close range.