Family keen for progress on case

Shauneen Boyle.
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A mixed committal will be held in the case of a 24-year-old woman accused of the murder of Owen Creaney in July last year.

Shauneen Boyle, whose address was given to the court as Edenderry Park, Banbridge, stood in the dock on Friday at 
Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Her case had been listed as a preliminary enquiry along with her co-
accused.

Her solicitor said they would be seeking a mixed committal which would be mainly submissions but three witnesses would be required.

A public prosecutor requested an adjournment for two weeks to 
check availability of witnesses.

She told the court the family of the victim 
were quite keen for the matter to progress 
as quickly as 
possible.

The case was adjourned to July 10 for Boyle to appear on videolink.

Later in the court the other accused, Stephen Thomas Hughes, whose address was given as HMP Maghaberry, also appeared in the 
dock.

His solicitor said he would not be making a similar application.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, told Hughes the mixed committal for Boyle would delay his case.

He added the court was making every effort to deal with this as soon as 
possible so that the matter could move forward to the Crown 
Court.

Both are charged with the murder of Mr Creaney between July 3 and July 8 last year.