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Murdered farmer David Murphy was shot in the head, post mortem reveals

Murder victim David Murphy. Credit: PSNI
Murder victim David Murphy. Credit: PSNI

A man found dead at his Co Antrim home had been shot in the head, a post mortem examination has revealed

The body of the 52-year-old was found at his home on the Church Road in Glenwherry on Tuesday afternoon.

Glenwherry is a small rural community between Ballymena and Larne.

The BBC reports the findings of the post mortem examination found he had been shot in the head.

Police revealed that a friend of David Murphy found him dead at his home on Tuesday, after he had been shot twice with what they believe was a shotgun.

Mr Murphy was known to police and had previously been accused of possessing firearms and ammunition, and having the items in his possession for an act of terrorism for the UVF.

He was accused of blackmail and threats to kill last March and had been bailed after denying the charges.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said that police were looking for "assistance from the public to understand who David Murphy was".

He appealed for anyone with any information and members of public in who may have been in the area of Church Road between Saturday and Tuesday to come forward.

The forensics team outside the home of David Murphy. Credit: Pacemaker.
The forensics team outside the home of David Murphy. Credit: Pacemaker.

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