Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder of Paul ‘Fez’ O’Boyle, have charged a 56-year-old man.
The man, arrested this morning, has been charged with murder and is expected to appear before Ballymena Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Thursday 27 April.
An investigation was launched following a reported assault on Mr O'Boyle after he was found unconscious at the back of licensed premises in the Main Street area of Rasharkin at around 10pm on Sunday 16 April.
Sadly, the popular 58-year-old local man died just over one week later, on Monday 24 April.
Details of Mr O'Boyle's funeral arrangements are yet to be confirmed, however McKiernans Funeral Directors have posted the following notice:
"We regret to inform you of the passing of Paul 'Fez' O'Boyle R.I.P. (Rasharkin)
"O’Boyle (Rasharkin) 24th April 2023.
"Peacefully surrounded by his loving family Paul ‘Fez’ R.I.P. late of 23 Moneyleck Park, Rasharkin.
"Beloved husband of Sarah; son of the late Gerry and Pauline; loving brother of Geraldine and Colum and a much loved uncle and friend.
"St. Francis pray for Him.