08 Aug 2022

BREAKING: Man from Fountain estate in Derry sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Paul McCauley

A 28-year-old man has admitted the murder of Derry man Paul McCauley. Piper John McClements, 28, previously known as Daryl Proctor, from the Fountain area of Derry, pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial at Belfast High Court this morning. He has been sentenced to life in prison. Mr McCauley died nine years after he was attacked at a barbecue in Derry in 2006. Mr McCauley, a 29-year-old civil servant, was assaulted during a summer barbeque for a friend at Chapel Road in the Waterside on July 16, 2006. The father-of-one suffered serious head injuries and never regained consciousness. He died in a care facility in June 2015. The trial of Matthew Gillen, who is also charged with the murder of Mr McCauley, is due to start on Thursday.

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