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40-year-old man charged after couple in their 80s found dead in house

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after an elderly couple were found dead in their house on Friday.

Michael and Lilian ‘Marjorie’ Cawdery were found at a house in Portadown.

Both aged 83, the couple were found by police after a call was made to attend an address in the Upper Ramone Park area of the town at 3.40pm.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have charged a 40-year-old man with a number of offences including two counts of murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated vehicle-taking.

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 30 May.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

Read: ’Incomprehensible’: Elderly couple killed in home named as Michael and Marjorie Cawder>

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