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Man responsible for death of Armagh teenager back behind bars after breach of bail

A 19-year-old responsible for the death of an Armagh teenager is back behind bars ahead of his sentencing later this year.

Nathan Finn, 19, was returned to custody following a breach of his strict bail conditions.

Finn, of Keady Road, Armagh admitted to causing the death of 19-year-old Lesley-Ann McCarragher after she was struck while out running on the Monaghan Road in Armagh on April 9, 2016.

Despite his early protestations, Finn later admitted to the charges in January of this year.

After a short period in custody he was granted bail, primarily in order to attend counselling sessions.

However, these strict conditions, which included being driven by his father or sister to medical or legal appointments, were breached when police stopped him and his father in Dungannon on the evening of Monday, May 28.

Court heard the reason for the pair being in the Co Tyrone town was for the purchase of a puppy – a surprise for Finn from his father.

This excuse was rebuked by the prosecution, who said he was in fact selling one.

The court also heard that his bail conditions were regularly breached.

Judge Melody McReynolds revoked Finn’s bail and returned him to where he awaits sentencing.

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