Nicholl murder trial set to begin

THE trial of a Larne man accused of the murder of father-of-two Kenny Nicholl is due to begin on Monday.

Troy McAuley, 37, of Herbert Avenue, is accused of killing Mr Nicholl – who lived in the same street – on a date between October 31 and November 3, 2008.

The body of the 29-year-old was found in an alleyway between Herbert Avenue and Waterloo Road. The victim, who worked as a welder at Ballylumford power station, had been stabbed several times. McAuley has denied the offence.

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