Man charged with murdering elderly Armagh couple

Thomas McEntee stood in the dock with his head bowed

Man charged with murdering elderly Armagh couple

Lisburn Magistrates Court in Northern Ireland | Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images

A man charged with murdering an elderly couple in Co Armagh has been remanded in custody.

40-year-old Thomas McEntee of Moorfield Court, Kilkeel is accused of killing Michael and Majorie Cawdery - both aged 83 - at their home in Portadown last Friday.

The court heard he was armed with a knife when he allegedly broke into the couple's home.

Mr McEntee stood in the dock with his head bowed during his court appearence.

Lisburn Magistrates' Court heard he had "mental health difficulties" and was under supervision while in police custody following his arrest.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates' Court on June 23rd via video-link.