Ryan Walters, of Crawford Square, appeared at a special sitting of Omagh Magistrates’ Court this morning, Saturday, December 1.
The body of the 52-year-old was found in an alleyway at Creggan Street around 2.45 am on November 25.
Police said the father-of-nine had sustained significant injuries to his head and body.
During the brief hearing on Saturday morning, Walters only spoke to confirm the charges.
There was no application for bail by his defence team.
Walters was remanded in custody to Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre to appear via video link at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, December 20 via.
On Friday, two other people were charged with Mr Meenan’s murder.
In the dock of Derry Magistrates’ Court were Sean Rodgers (31), of Little Diamond in the city and Derek Cresswell (26) of no fixed abode.
Both were formally charged in court with the murder of the father-of-nine.
District Judge Barney McElholm had issued a warning to people in the public gallery before the men appeared that he would not tolerate any disruptions to proceedings.
Rogers and Cresswell subsequently appeared in the dock and confirmed their names and that they understood the charges.
A senior detective with the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team told the court that she could connect both men to the murder charge.
Heartbroken relatives of Mr Meenan were weeping and crying in the public gallery during the hearing.
No bail applications were made and both men were remanded in custody to appear again on Thursday, December 20.
Police officers had to intervene to hold back some members in the public gallery who screamed abuse at the two defendants as they were being led to the cells.
A 17-year-old also arrested on suspicion of Mr Meenan’s murder remains in police custody.
At Friday’s court hearing, detectives were granted a further 36 hours to question him.Tags: