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Man in his 20s charged with murder of Barney McGinley

The father-of nine was killed while attending a wedding in Newtownbutler on 11 February.

Barney McGinley's funeral, on 16 February.
Barney McGinley's funeral, on 16 February.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN IN his 20s has been charged with the murder of 63-year-old Barney McGinley – who was shot at a wedding in Co Fermanagh last month.

The father-of nine was killed while attending the ceremony in Newtownbutler on 11 February.

A 46-year-old man has already appeared in court in connection with the case – and has been remanded in custody.

In a statement this evening, PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Una Jennings confirmed detectives had arrested and charged a man in his 20s.

“He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a man in his 30′s who was also attending this wedding,” Jennings said.

He’s due to appear before Omagh Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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“Our thoughts and sympathy continue to remain with the McGinley family at this time,” the PSNI statement said.

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