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Matthew Goddard murder: Trio deny brutal east Belfast 'guitar' killing


Matthew Goddard

Matthew Goddard

Matthew Goddard

Two brothers and a third accused have denied murdering an east Belfast man in his home with a guitar.

James Henry Turner (30), from Dunraven Court, Belfast, and his 36-year-old brother William Turner, of Glenlea Close, also Belfast, appeared in the dock of the city's Crown Court to be formally arraigned on the charge of murdering Matthew Goddard.

Both replied not guilty to murder and causing grievous bodily harm to another man. Also in the dock was Christian Walker (26), of Milebush Close, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, who also pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Goddard.

The body of Mr Goddard (41) was found in the living room of his Chobham Street home in east Belfast on December 23, 2014.

At the time of his death police revealed the deceased had been the victim of a brutal attack and said he had been beaten with a number of items, including an electric guitar.

Belfast Telegraph