Northern Ireland

Lisburn woman Michelle Owens to stand trial over son's murder

A Lisburn woman has been ordered to stand trial accused of her three-year-old son's murder.

Michelle Owens, 28, from Trinity Terrace in the city, is accused of murdering her son Brendan, on 3 July 2013.

The child died at his home in Trinity Terrace in the Tonagh area of Lisburn.

Ms Owens was not charged with his murder for two months, first appearing in court on 20 September 2013.

Extending legal aid to allow a senior QC to be instructed in the case, a district judge ordered Ms Owens to appear before the Crown Court for arraignment on 26 February.