Convicted child killer Robert Howard will be called to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Arlene Arkinson.
The 15-year-old from Castlederg went missing after attending a disco in Bundoran in 1994. Her body has never been found. Robert Howard was acquitted of her murder in 2005. He is serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old South London girl in 2002.
Howard lost his High Court challenge to prevent the inquest in December. At a preliminary hearing in Belfast yesterday, his lawyers said he would appeal. Coroner John Leckey asked that the inquest be held in a secure room, so that Howard can give evidence.