Wednesday 21 November 2018

Man (41) charged with murdering woman on boating holiday

Devenish Island near Enniskillen, where the tragedy occurred
Devenish Island near Enniskillen, where the tragedy occurred

A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman on a boating holiday in Northern Ireland.

Lu Na McKinney, aged 35 and from Co Donegal, was in a hired cruiser in Co Fermanagh when the incident happened early in the morning last April.

After a review of the circumstances police arrested a 41-year-old on suspicion of murder on Thursday.

After a court hearing on Friday night, police were granted a further 36 hours to question the suspect.

On Monday, detectives charged the 41-year-old man with murder.

The man has also been charged with possession of a Class C controlled drug.

He will appear in Omagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 5.

As is normal procedure all charged will be reviewed by the PPS.

The boat was moored at Devenish Island, a popular visitor attraction near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

Emergency services found her body but intensive attempts to resuscitate her failed.

The PSNI is working with the Garda in the Republic to investigate the death. They have appealed for anyone with information to contact their officers.

Belfast Telegraph

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