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Two facing trial over killing of dad-of-six

TWO men charged with the murder of a father-of-six last December have been sent forward for trial.

Ross Allen (23) and Matthew Gralton (20) were remanded in custody on the charges.

Gralton, of Mount Prospect, Roscommon, and Allen, of Kilmonaghan Lodge, Clara, Co Offaly, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with the murder of Christy Daly (47) on December 29, 2013.

Mr Daly’s remains were discovered in a drain at Bog Road, Kilbride, Clara on January 7.

A burnt out caravan and two burnt out cars were discovered nearby. A post mortem revealed he had been shot a number of times.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who go forward for trial to the present sittings of the Central Criminal Court.