Pair guilty of murdering Owen Creaney

Stephen Hughes
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Two people accused of killing a Lurgan man and putting his body in a wheelie bin have been found guilty of murder.

The jury found Stephen Hughes, 29, and Shaunean Boyle, 25, guilty of punching, kicking and stamping on Owen Creaney in July 2014.

Owen Creaney

Owen Creaney

Mr Creaney, from Lurgan, died two days after the attack.

It took the jury just over five hours to reach a verdict after five weeks of evidence.

Both have received automatic life sentences.

A hearing to decide on the minimum time they will spend in prison before being considered for parole will take place on 18 November.

Shauneen Boyle

Shauneen Boyle

Hughes, with an address at Maghaberry Prison, and Boyle, of Edenderry Park, Banbridge, washed and changed Mr Creaney after the attack and put him in an upstairs room of a house.

After he died, Hughes and Boyle put Mr Creaney’s body in a wheelie bin at the house in Moyraverty Court in Craigavon where he was found by police.