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Man in his 20s charged with murder of Barney McGinley

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Shot: McGinley was fatally wounded outside a church at Newtownbutler in Fermanagh
Shot: McGinley was fatally wounded outside a church at Newtownbutler in Fermanagh

A man in his 20s has been charged with the murder of Barney McGinley, who was shot dead at a wedding in Fermanagh last month.

A 46-year-old man has already appeared in court on connection with the killing.

Patrick ‘the Toucher’ McGinley (46), from Lisfarrell, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court on February 21 charged with the murder.

McGinley was fatally wounded outside a church at Newtownbutler in Fermanagh on February 11.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Una Jennings confirmed a man in his 20s had been arrested and charged with the shooting. 

"He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a man in his 30′s who was also attending this wedding," Jennings said in a statement. 

"Our thoughts and sympathy continue to remain with the McGinley family at this time."

The man is due to appear before Omagh Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The shocking shoot-out took place outside a church Mr McGinley’s niece Matilda prepared to walk up the aisle with her groom James Connors.

Gardai believe the attack was linked to a feud in the extended McGinley clan which has been spiralling out of control and has seen deadly online threats issued in recent weeks.