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2 Charged in Connection With McCartney Murder in Northern Ireland

Two men have been formally charged in connection with an attack outside a Northern Ireland pub that left a Roman Catholic man dead and another seriously injured.

Terence Davison was charged Saturday with the fatal stabbing of Robert McCartney, while James McCormick was charged with the attempted murder of Mr. McCartney's friend, Brendan Devine.

Both suspects have denied the charges, but they entered no pleas in a Belfast court. They were ordered held without bail, and the case against both will resume July 1.

Police say the men were arrested during operations in Belfast and in Birmingham, England.

Mr. McCartney's family accuses members of the Irish Republican Army of the killing and has spent the past five months on a high-profile campaign to bring them to justice.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.