Pair charged with Acheson murder

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A husband and wife charged in connection with the death of a Coleraine pensioner now face murder charges.

Jennifer Toland, 24, from County Antrim, and 40-year-old Paul Toland, from The Cedars, Antrim, had been facing a charge of manslaughter.

They were returned for trial on charges of murder and robbery at Ballymena Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Bertie Acheson, 72, died from a heart attack after a break-in at his house in Coleraine back in 2012.

The pair were released on bail to appear at Belfast Crown Court next month.