Derry toddler murder: Liam Whoriskey, 23, remanded in custody

Derry toddler murder: Liam Whoriskey, 23, remanded in custody


A 23-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murdering a three-year-old in Londonderry last year.

Kayden McGuiness was found dead at a house in the city’s Bogside on Sunday 17 September.

Liam Whoriskey, from Glenabbey Gardens in Derry, was jeered as he was driven into the court building by police.

Mr Whoriskey stood in the dock in a grey top and spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the charge.

A PSNI detective sergeant said he could connect him to the murder charge.


A defence barrister said there would be no application for bail but one would be made in the next week.

The accused was remanded in custody until the 5 July.

As he was being led away by prison staff there were abusive comments from the public gallery.

A row of police officers stood between the public gallery and the dock throughout the brief hearing.

A 24-year-old woman arrested on Monday in connection with the death has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Source: BBC News – Northern Ireland

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