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'Wheelie bin' murder pair found guilty

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Murder victim Owen Creaney
Murder victim Owen Creaney
Shaunean Boyle.JPG
Shaunean Boyle.JPG
Stephen Hughes (l) with victim Owen Creaney (r)
Stephen Hughes (l) with victim Owen Creaney (r)

A man and a woman have been found guilty of the murder of Owen Creaney, whose body was found in a wheelie bin in July 2014.

Stephen Hughes, 29, with an address at Maghaberry Prison, and Shaunean Boyle, 25, of Edenderry Park, Banbridge, punched and kicked Mr Creaney, from Lurgan, in a vicious attack before washing and changing him.

They took him upstairs to a room in a house in Moyraverty Court in Craigavon where he died two days later.

The pair then put their victim's body in a wheelie bin to the rear of the house.

The vulnerable 40-year-old had sustained over 60 injuries.

Mr Creaney's body was later found by police.

It took a jury five hours to find the pair guilty of murder.

On November 18 a hearing will decide how long the pair will spend in jail before they are eligible for parole.