THREE men are due in court this morning charged with the murder of Chinese restaurant owner Nelson Cheung.
The accused – aged 25, 32 and 33 – were formally charged yesterday evening at the PACE suite in Antrim Police Station with Mr Cheung’s murder.
They have also been charged with attempted murder, robbery and attempted robbery.
The 25-year-old man was also charged with burglary.
A 32-year-old woman has been charged with perverting the course of justice and handling stolen goods.
All four are to appear in Ballymena Magistrates’ Court this morning morning, Thursday, January 15, for a first remand hearing.
The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy who were also arrested by detectives have been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
Nelson Cheung, 65, died and his wife, Winnie, 57, was injured after their car was forced off the Caddy Road ear Randalstown.
Mr Cheung was brutally stabbed to death by the robbers as he was returning to his Ballymena home with his wife last week.
The gang fled with the takings from his restaurant he ran in Randalstown.