Man admits murder

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Man admits murder thumbnailAnthony McErlaine who was found dead at a flat in the Broombeg View area of Ballycastle in January 2016. On Friday Christopher Keenan pleaded guilty to his murder.

A CO Antrim man was jailed for life last Friday after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a labourer in a seaside town over two years ago.
Christopher Keenan (36) of Broombeg View, Ballycastle, will learn next month how long he will serve behind bars without parole for the murder of Anthony McErlaine.
The 48-year-old was found dead at a flat in Ballycastle on January 28, 2016.
Police said at the time that he Mr McErlaine had suffered a "traumatic and frightening death''.
Keenan appeared at Antrim Crown Court, sitting in Belfast, and entered a plea of guilty to the murder charge.
Mr Justice Colton sentenced him to a mandatory term of life in prison.
The judge remanded him in custody ahead of the preparation of a pre-sentenc report.


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