Lyra McKee: two men charged with murder of Northern Irish journalist

Two men have been charged with the murder of the Belfast journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead during disturbances in Derry in 2019.

McKee, 29, one of Northern Ireland’s most promising young journalists, was killed as she observed rioting in the Creggan area of the city on 18 April 2019.

Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the pair, bejaardes 21 en 33 jare, were also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, riot, possession of petrol bombs, throwing petrol bombs and arson. The 33-year-old was also charged with robbery.

A third man, bejaardes 20, has been charged with riot, possession of petrol bombs and throwing petrol bombs.

All three are expected to appear before Derry magistrates court via video link on Friday morning.

A 19-year-old man arrested during the same operation has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service, PSNI added.

Kommentaar gesluit.