Northern Ireland

Owen Creaney: Murder accused had victim's blood on clothing, court told

Owen Creaney Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Owen Creaney's body was found in a wheelie bin in a house in Craigavon in July 2014

The trial of two people accused of murdering a man has heard that blood stains were found on the clothing belonging to one of the accused.

Stephen Thomas Hughes, 29, is charged along with Shauneen Boyle, 25, of murdering Owen Creaney in July 2014.

The court heard trainers and jeans belonging to Mr Hughes were analysed by forensic scientists and found to contain traces of the victim's blood.

Both defendants deny the murder and have blamed each other for the attack.

Image caption The trial at Belfast Crown Court began last month and is expected to last three weeks

The body of Mr Creaney, 40, from Lurgan, was found in a wheelie bin on 5 July 2014.

Belfast Crown Court heard on Tuesday that curtains in the house at Moyraverty Court in Craigavon also had traces of the victim's blood.

Stephen Thomas Hughes' address was given as Maghaberry Prison, but with a previous address in Moyraverty Court in Craigavon.

Shaunean Boyle's address was given as Hydebank Prison, but with a previous address in Edenderry Park, Banbridge.

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