Teens charged in Christopher Meli murder investigation

Christopher Meli
Christopher Meli

Police investigating the murder of 20-year-old Christoper Meli at the weekend have charged three teenagers with murder.

The father-of-one was found in the Glasvey Close area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Two 18-year-olds and a 16-year-old will appear at Lisburn Magistrate's Court this morning.

The police said that Mr Meli had suffered "a sustained and vicious assault, resulting in fatal injuries".

At a vigil held last night, Fr Dara Mac Giolla Cathain said: “In the midst of Christopher’s violent and tragic death, we need our light to shine all the more brightly in the world at this time, because the light shines in the darkness and the darkness will not overcome it."