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Sunday 21 September 2014

Son charged with murder of father

Published 08/01/2013 | 02:45

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Police said a teenager has been charged with the murder of his father

A young gaelic football star has been charged with the murder of his father.

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Aloysius Hackett, 60, was found shot dead at his home near Augher in Co Tyrone on Friday night.

His 18-year-old son Sean has been charged by detectives investigating the incident at the Aghindarragh Road property.

The teenager captained the Tyrone GAA minor team.

His father was also heavily involved in gaelic games and was a former chairman of Augher's St Macartan's GAA club.

His funeral is due to be held on Wednesday.

Sean Hackett is scheduled to appear before Omagh Magistrates' Court later.

A 17-year-old boy arrested by detectives investigating the crime has been released pending a report to prosecutors.

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