Irish men charged with murder in Australia denied bail 7 months ago

Irish men charged with murder in Australia denied bail

Their charges were upgraded when the victim died in hospital earlier this week.

The two Irish men charged with murder in Australia have had their bail denied in a hearing on Wednesday morning.

As reported at the end of December, Donegal men Christopher McLaughlin, 24, and Nathan Kelly, 21, were charged with reckless grievous bodily harm in company and affray after emergency services found a man injured on the side of the road outside of their home at Sydney suburb Summer Hill on Saturday 29 December.

However, the victim, 66-year-old Paul Tavelardis, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, which in turn resulted in the two Irish men having their charges upgraded to murder.

RTE News reported that both men only arrived in Australia in June, with both men there for a working holiday.

Local news outlet News.AU state that the two men appeared on video link from prison to the Magistrate Louise McManus, who organised for the men to meet with a lawyer, while also remanded both men with bail refused until Wednesday 6 March.