Pair deny killing boy by driving recklessly
Two men have denied causing the death of a 12-year-old schoolboy by dangerous driving.
Belfast men, 33-year-old Andrew Paul Morrow and Dean McComb (19), pleaded not guilty at the city’s Crown Court to killing Daniel Mooney by dangerous driving on May 15 last year.
Morrow, from Vara Drive, also denied a number of further charges including not having insurance and driving whilst unfit “through drink or drugs”.
He did plead guilty, however, to charges of failing to remain and failing to report an accident.
McComb, from North Queen Street, also denied a series of charges relating to the incident.
Only child and talented dog shower, Daniel died from head injuries after falling from a motorbike on which he was a pillion passenger at Mountcoole Park. He was not wearing a helmet. Judge Burgess said that he would review the case before the summer vacation before the trial, listed to be heard this September.