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Stab murder accused David Robert Boyd may apply for bail

By Paul Higgins

A "vulnerable" man accused of murder may apply for bail, a court heard yesterday.

A defence solicitor for 28-year-old David Robert Boyd told Banbridge Magistrates' Court, sitting in Newry, consideration was being given to making the application when his client is next before the court in four weeks' time.

Boyd, from Scarva Walk in Banbridge, who appeared in court via videolink from prison, is charged with the murder of Richard Scullion on July 6 this year.

The body of Mr Scullion (55) was discovered at a property in Millmount Court at 4.50pm, and it has since been revealed that he was stabbed twice in the back.

The court previously heard Mr Scullion's body was discovered face down on the kitchen floor of the flat by a witness.

In court yesterday, a lawyer for the prosecution said that the investigation was still in its early stages.

District Judge Paul Copeland remanded Boyd in custody to appear again via videolink on September 6.

Belfast Telegraph

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