Ex-SF councillor charged with murder
A former Sinn Féin councillor appeared in court today charged with murdering a Northern Ireland policeman.
Brendan McConville (37), also denies possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life following the shooting dead of PC Stephen Carroll earlier this month.
The dissident republican Continuity IRA claimed responsibility following the death in Craigavon, Co Armagh.
There was a heavy security presence at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court, with riot police standing guard and security checkpoints in the city.
Mr McConville served on Craigavon Borough Council from 1993 to 1997.
He was charged with possessing an AKM assault rifle and 26 rounds of ammunition but denies shooting Mr Carroll.
There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody until April 3rd at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court.
He has been in custody for 15 days.
(swiped from The Irish Times)