McCartney murder trial delayed again

The trial of the man accused of murdering Robert McCartney outside a Belfast bar more than three years ago has been hit by a fresh delay, it was revealed today.

The trial of the man accused of murdering Robert McCartney outside a Belfast bar more than three years ago has been hit by a fresh delay, it was revealed today.

Terence Malachy Davison (aged 51) had been due to face the charge of killing the 33-year-old father of two at the city's Crown Court.

The hearing, which has already been hit by a series of postponements, is now due to start on Wednesday.

Today's proceedings did not get under way because a barrister was held up at another trial.

Along with two other men - James McCormick (aged 39) and Joseph Gerrard Emmanuel Fitzpatrick (aged 47) - Davison was also due to face charges of affray in relation to the same incident outside Magennis's Bar in January 2005.

The murder of the forklift truck driver attracted international media coverage, with the Provisional IRA accused of involvement at what was a pivotal time in the peace process in the North.

Sinn Féin has denied any IRA members took part in the killing.

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