Gallagher court appearance on threat to kill

Gallagher court appearance on threat to kill
A convicted killer will have to wait until next Thursday to hear if a bail variation on his behalf has been granted.

A convicted killer will have to wait until next Thursday to hear if a bail variation on his behalf has been granted.

John Gallagher, 47, of Grangewood, Strabane, appeared at Strabane Magistrates Court this week charged with harassing and threatening to kill his brother, Donal Joseph Gallagher.

The charges arose out of an altercation between the two on May 13.

Through his solicitor, Oliver Roche, Gallagher applied to have a bail condition stipulating that he have no contact with his brother lifted. The court heard that as long as the condition remained that there was a fear that his client would be falsely accused of breaching his bail.

The chief investigator in relation to the case failed to turn up and the case was adjourned for a week.

District Judge Liam McNally said that without more background in relation to the case he would not be in a position to rule on the variation.