Eamonn Magee charged with harassing father of son’s alleged killer

Eamon Magee arrives at Lisburn Magistrates' Court for his hearing
Eamon Magee arrives at Lisburn Magistrates' Court for his hearing
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Former world champion boxer Eamon Magee has been charged with harassing the father of his son’s alleged killer.

Standing in the dock of Lisburn Magistrates’ Court, 44-year-old Magee was formally charged with “pursuing a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of Mehmet Oner” on June 14 this year.

Magee, listed as unemployed and from Eskdale Gardens in west Belfast, spoke only to confirm that he understood the single offence.

Mr Oner is the father of 32-year-old Orhan Koca who is in custody accused of the murder of Eamon Magee Jnr on May 30.

Koca, a father-of-three, has repeatedly denied the murder.

Magee, who was known as The Terminator during his professional boxing career, was released on continuing bail and ordered to appear again on September 24.

Last month he had a conviction for assaulting a woman overturned when the alleged victim failed to appear for an appeal hearing.