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Murder case on hold over DNA test
James Gilchrist
The body of James Gilchrist was found in the River Foyle
The trial of four men for the murder of a Londonderry musician has been adjourned because low copy number DNA formed part of the prosecution case.

Jim Gilchrist was killed on his way home from a bar in September 2005. His body was later recovered from the River Foyle.

Prosecution lawyers told Londonderry Crown Court that DNA formed part of its case against Daryl Quigley.

The case has been adjourned to Laganside in Belfast on 4 February.

Doubts about the use of low copy number DNA have been raised after the acquittal of Omagh bomb accused Sean Hoey last month.

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