Dunoon murder accused charged with repeatedly stabbing man to death
May 30, 2012
THE man accused of murdering Mark McGauchie in Dunoon has appeared in court this afternoon.
Paul Deeney, 33, made no plea or declaration during a brief petition hearing in private before Sheriff Derek Hamilton in Greenock.
Deeney – originally from Port Glasgow – had recently been living in a flat in Helena Place, Marine Parade, Kirn.
He is charged with repeatedly stabbing Mr McGauchie, also 33, on the body with a knife or similar instrument.
The murder is said to have taken place within a house in Cowal Place early on Monday morning.
Mr McGauchie’s body was discovered inside the property at 1am that day.
Accused Deeney was represented by defence solicitor Aidan Gallagher at Greenock Sheriff Court.
Following his appearance from custody, Deeney was remanded to prison.
The case against him was continued for further examination until next month.
*Strathclyde Police said today that enquiries are continuing into the serious assault on John Findlay, 45, at a house in Kirk Street on Monday morning. It is understood that no-one has yet been arrested in connection with that attack.