Six other have also been returned for trial on rioting charges on the same night of Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The New IRA later claimed responsibility for the murder of Ms McKee who was observing rioting in Derry’s Creggan estate.
Peter Gearoid Cavanagh (33) of Elmwood Terrace and Jordan Devine (21) of Synge Court, in Derry are charged with the murder of Lyra McKee and also charged with the rioting on the same date.
Patrick Gallagher (29) of Pinetrees, Joe Campbell (21) of Goshaden Cottages, Kieran McCool (53) of Ballymagowan Gardens, Jude McCrory (24) of Magowan Park, Joseph Barr (33) of Cecilia’s Walk and William Patrick Elliott (56) of Ballymagowan Gardens, all addresses in Derry, are all charged with rioting and throwing petrol bombs on the same.
All eight had appeared at a Preliminary Inquiry at Derry Magistrate’s Court last week when the prosecution outlined the alleged evidence against them.
All eight were today returned for trial to Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.
They were released on continuing bail ahead of their arraignment hearing which could take place in the coming months.Tags: