Barry McCrory killing: Evidence delay in Derry murder case

Image caption The remand hearing was conducted by video link at Londonderry Magistrates Court

Fingerprint evidence in a murder investigation is still outstanding a year after the crime, Londonderry Magistrates Court has heard.

The disclosure was made by a prosecution lawyer during a video link remand hearing.

Kieran Edward Joseph McLaughlin, 59, of Elaghmore Park, is charged with the murder of Barry McCrory who was shot dead in Shipquay Street in October.

The bail application was adjourned for four weeks.

Mr McLaughlin is also charged with possessing a shotgun and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

The prosecution lawyer said that a "vast number" of statements were with the directing officer and more statements had recently been completed.

He said fingerprint evidence was still outstanding, added that it should not unduly delay the progression of the case.

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