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Woman charged with murder of 3-year-old boy in Antrim

Three-year-old Brendan Owens was found dead at a house on 4 July.

Trinity Terrace in Lisburn, Co Antrim where the body of Brendan Owens, three, was found in July.
Trinity Terrace in Lisburn, Co Antrim where the body of Brendan Owens, three, was found in July.
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POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED that a woman arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy in Lisburn, Co Antrim, has been charged with murder.

The 27-year-old woman was arrested yesterday and questioned by police about the death of the boy, named as Brendan Owens, whose body was found at a house on Trinity Terrace on 4 July.

Police also arrested a 51-year-old man but he was released yesterday evening on bail pending further enquiries.

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive but detectives said yesterday they were treating the case as a murder investigation.

The charged woman is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Related: Man released as part of investigation into murder of 3-year-old boy>

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