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‘Do the decent thing’ – Murray family’s plea to killer

THE family of an Omagh woman whose former fiancé has been convicted of her murder have urged him to ‘do the decent thing’ and reveal where her body is.

Charlotte Murray (34) disappeared from the house that she shared at Roxborough Heights, Moy, with John Patrick Miller (48) of Redford Park in Dungannon. Her body has never been found.

Speaking following the verdict, Charlotte’s sister, Denise, made an emotional appeal to Miller on behalf of her family.

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“Today, we have received justice for our sister Charlotte..a day our family and especially our mother have waited patiently for.

“We are now appealing to Mr Miller – do the decent thing, the honourable thing and let us know where Charlotte’s body is so that we can bring her home,” she said.

“We appeal to anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Charlotte’s remains to make contact with the police so that we can get her returned home and let us grieve properly.”

The jury delivered its verdict on Tuesday afternoon after a trial at Dungannon Crown Court lasting three weeks.

Charlotte’s mother and twin sister wept silently and were comforted by friends and family while others briefly broke out in applause.

Judge Stephen Fowler QC told Miller that he would be remanded in custody.

“You have been found guilty of murder and the only sentence is life imprisonment. You will be remanded in custody.”

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A tariff hearing will take place next month to determine the duration of sentence.

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