Belfast Telegraph

Man faces court over killing at Newtownbutler Traveller wedding

By Staff Reporter

A second man has been charged with shooting dead a grandfather outside a family wedding.

Bernard McGinley was shot close to a church in rural Co Fermanagh, moments before the Traveller wedding was due to take place last month.

The 63-year-old, from Co Longford in the Republic, was gunned down in front of his wife Brigid on the road outside St Mary's Catholic church in the village of Newtownbutler.

The man, aged in his 20s, was last night charged with murder.

He is also charged with the attempted murder of Mr McGinley's son.

A nephew of Mr McGinley has already appeared in court charged with the murder.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Una Jennings said: "Our thoughts and sympathy continue to remain with the McGinley family at this time."

The latest man charged will appear in court in Omagh, Co Tyrone, today.

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