5 Mar 2012

The judge in the Constable Stephen Carroll murder trial has rejected a defence application to throw out the prosecution case.

Neither defendant, Brendan McConville or John Paul Wootton, will be giving evidence.

Constable Carroll was shot dead in Craigavon in March 2009 after responding to a 999 call.

Dismissing the application, Lord Justice Girvan said he was satisfied the defendants had a case to answer.

Mr McConville, 40, of Glenholme Avenue, Craigavon, and Mr Wootton, 20, of Collindale, Lurgan, deny the murder.