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Kevin McDaid Coleraine case: Men admit lesser charges

Kevin McDaid
Image caption Kevin McDaid died following a suspected sectarian attack in May 2009

A further two men charged with killing a Catholic community worker in County Londonderry have now had manslaughter and attempted murder charges dropped.

Kevin McDaid, 49, died after he was attacked outside his Somerset Drive home in Coleraine in May 2009.

On Tuesday, Ballymoney men Paul Newman and John Thompson pleaded guilty to lesser charges, including assaulting Mr McDaid as part of a joint enterprise.

Last week, seven other defendants pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

They also had the manslaughter and attempted murder charges dropped.

It means three men are still accused of Mr McDaid's manslaughter and the attempted murder of another man.

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