Richard Scullion murder: Killer handed life sentence
A man has been given a life sentence for the murder of Richard Scullion.
David Robert Boyd of Scarva Walk in Banbridge pleaded guilty to the murder.
The body of 55-year-old Mr Scullion was found in a flat in the Millmount Road area of Banbridge in July 2018. He had been stabbed twice in the back.
A tariff hearing will be held next month to determine how long Boyd, 29, must spend in jail before being considered for parole.
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Following the guilty plea at Newry Crown Court sitting in Belfast, the defendant was told by Mr Justice Colton: "Having pleaded guilty to the offence of murder, I am obliged to impose a sentence of life imprisonment for you."
The tariff hearing is listed for 11 October.