Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Shane Whitla in Co Armagh earlier this month.

The 39-year-old father of four was shot several times close to his home in Lurgan on Thursday 12 January, before making his way to a park where he was found dead a short time later.

29-year-old Joshua Cotter from Madrid Street in Belfast and 27-year-old Jake O'Brien from Church Walk in Lurgan appeared by video link at Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning charged with murder.

The court was told both men deny the charges.

They were remanded in custody to appear in court again later this month.

Another man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder.