Two men appear in court accused of murdering Donegal man in Glasgow

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Two men appear in court accused of murdering Donegal man in Glasgow By News Highland – May 15, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Two men have appeared in court accused of the racially aggravated murder of a 57-year-old man in Glasgow.Asif Rehman, 20, and Adel Ishaq, 19, are alleged to have attacked William McKeaney near his home in Melville Street, Pollokshields, on 15 January.Mr McKeaney, originally from Donegal,  later died in hospital.The BBC  reports that at the High Court in Glasgow, both accused denied murdering Mr McKeaney and another charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.It is alleged that Mr Rehman and Mr Ishaq caused Mr McKeaney to fall to the ground and repeatedly punched, kicked, stamped and jumped on his head and body.The 57-year-old, of Melville Street, later died at the Victoria Infirmary.In court, Mr Rehman admitted killing Mr McKeaney by causing him to fall to the ground and repeatedly kicking him on the head and body, under deletion of the racial aggravation element of the charge.However, this plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide was rejected by the Crown.Mr Rehman denies attempting to defeat the ends of justice by changing his clothing before returning to Melville Street.Mr Ishaq is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by giving clothing and footwear to Umar Nisar Bhatti, who destroyed them by setting them on fire and by attempting to induce Bashir Ahmed to give him £500 so that he could flee Glasgow.He denies all the charges against him.The court was told that the Crown is not ready for trial and a further preliminary hearing was set for next month News Google+center_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleInquest held into tragic death of Motherwell man in BundoranNext articleCouncil promises new communications strategy as Library website is revamped News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more