Court remands pair charged with murdering man found in wheelie bin

Two appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on carge of murdering Owen Creaney

A man and women were remanded in custody yesterday charged with murder, after they allegedly left their victim to die in a wheelie bin.

Appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court, Stephen Thomas John Hughes (27) and Shauneen Boyle (23) were jointly charged with the murder of Owen Creaney on a date unknown between July 4th-5th.

The charge arises after the badly beaten body of Mr Creaney (40) was found hidden in a wheelie bin at the back of Mr Hughes's house at Moyraverty Court in the town after a report of suspicious activity, although police believe that he may have been in the bin for a number of days. At the time of the discovery, Det Chief Insp Richard Campbell said Mr Creaney was a "frail and vulnerable" member of society.

Yesterday, police objected to Ms Boyle being released on bail as her lengthy criminal record indicated a “propensity” for offending and because, when she was being investigated for arson, she had fled to Liverpool . There was no bail application for Mr Hughes.


District Judge Rosemary Watters refused the bail application for Ms Boyle and remanded the pair into custody to appear again on July 25th.