Charges against Donegal men in Australia upgraded to murder

Two men from Donegal have appeared in court in Australia charged with murder.

24 year old Christopher McLaughlin and 21 year old Nathan Kelly appeared via video-link before Burwood Local Court in Sydney in relation to the death of a 66 year old man.

The pair, who are both from County Donegal, had previously been charged with assaulting the man in the Summer Hill area of the city on December 29th.

Police upgraded the charge to murder after the man died in hospital on Monday.

The two men were remanded in custody and bail refused until March 6th.

Crime Reporter with the Sydney Morning Herald, Sally Rawsthorne, has the details of the court appearance: