The trial of Terence Davison, who is charged with the murder of Robert McCartney in January 2005, along with two other men charged with affray in connection to the murder, was postponed yesterday when a defence barrister was “unavoidably delayed at another trial.” Today it was postponed indefinitely “due to legal reasons.” From the Irish Times report
Terence Malachy Davison, 51, was due to face the charge of killing the father-of-two outside a Belfast bar more than 3 years ago.
After an initial 24-hour delay, the trial was scheduled to begin at Belfast
CrimeCrown Court on Tuesday. However, trial judge Lord Justice Higgins said it would no longer proceed as planned. A new date for the hearing has not yet been set.
Which would seem to be an appropriate time for a reminder of a previous post – “Justice is the glue that holds society together.” Update From a new Irish Times report – 14th May
The postponed trial of the man accused of murdering Robert McCartney has been reset for next week, the Courts Service announced tonight.
The [earlier] Irish Times report also notes
Mr McCartneys five sisters, who, following their brothers death, took a high-profile campaign as far as the White House in Washington, were in the public gallery as the postponement was announced.
The Belfast mans fiancee and mother to his two sons, Bridgeen Hagans, was also in court, as was Mr Devine.