Man charged with manslaughter of Jason McGovern

Wednesday 30 January 2013 23.41
Jason McGovern was assaulted on New Years' Eve
Jason McGovern was assaulted on New Years' Eve

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of Jason McGovern.

The Co Monaghan teenager was found dead on New Year's Eve, hours after he was assaulted while on a night out in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The 19-year-old from Tydavnet was assaulted twice outside a bar and a nightclub and was found dead at a friend's house near Emyvale.

Mark Donnelly of Greencastle Road in Omagh appeared at Dungannon Magistates' Court and was charged with manslaughter.

A PSNI officer said he could connect Mr Donnelly with the manslaughter charge, but no other details were revealed.

Mr Donnelly was remanded on bail totalling £11,000, banned from entering Omagh and ordered not to consume alcohol.

He is to appear in court again in March.