Jason McGovern killing: Five in court over Omagh death

Jason McGovern Jason McGovern was found dead at a house in County Monaghan on New Year's Day

Five people from Omagh, County Tyrone, have pleaded not guilty to a number of charges relating to the death of Jason McGovern.

The 19-year-old from County Monaghan died on New Years' Eve last year after being attacked after leaving a nightclub in the town.

He was found dead hours later at a friend's house.

A trial is expected to take place next May and last about three weeks.

Four men and a woman appeared at Dungannon Crown Court on Tuesday.

Mark Donnelly, 21, from Greencastle Road faces the most serious charge.

He replied not guilty when the charges of manslaughter and affray were put to him in court.

Aaron Bradley, 19, from Waterworks Road pleaded not guilty to affray and assault.

Two others, Liam Chism, 18, of Knockloughan and James O'Brien, 22, from Rylagh Road, pleaded not guilty to affray.

Aisling McAleer, 22, of Slieveard Court denies perverting the course of justice by making a false witness statement to police during a murder investigation.

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on BBC News

  • Pulling a pint in MauritiusThe beer hunter

    One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius

Programmes

  • Traffic lightsClick Watch

    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.