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O’Hagan murder: man charged

By David Young

A 40-year-old man was today charged with the murder of a journalist Martin O’Hagan.

Drew Robert King, from Moss Road, Waringstown, Co Down, was charged with the killing of the investigative reporter, seven years ago.

He is the third man to appear in court accused of the murder this month.

Two other men, one of them King’s brother, Robin Andrew, have also been charged with lesser offences related to the killing.

The Sunday World reporter was gunned down outside his home in Lurgan in 2001.

King spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the charge he faced during his appearance at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hamilton told the court he could connect him with the charge.

The officer said that, when the charge was put to him during police interview, the defendant replied: “Definitely not guilty, I should not be charged with this offence.”

King was remanded in custody to appear at the same court via video link on October 10.

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