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Patricia Aust Courtesy of PSNI

Man (85) charged with murder of Patsy Aust (81) in Co Down is her brother

Jim Moore is accused of killing 81-year-old Patricia Aust.


AN 85-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering his 81-year-old sister.

Jim Moore, of Clandeboye Place, Bangor, appeared in Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on yesterday charged with the murder of Patricia “Patsy” Aust.

The body of Ms Aust was discovered in a house in the Hawthorne Court area of Bangor on Sunday.

Moore was remanded in custody after a brief appearance before District Judge Francis Rafferty.

Dressed in a grey sweater, Moore spoke twice – to confirm his name and that he understood the charge – during the appearance.

A detective inspector told the court he could connect the accused to the charge.

There was no application for bail.

The judge remanded him in custody to appear before the same court again on 26 June.

Moore waved briefly at a number of people in the public gallery as he was led from the dock.

A version of this article was first published on 4 June

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