Two Irish men charged with murder in Australia
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Two Irish men charged with murder in Australia

Two Irish men have been charged with the murder of a 66-year-old man in Australia.

24-year-old Christopher McLaughlin and 21-year-old Nathan Kelly from County Donegal were originally taken into custody on a charge of reckless grievous bodily harm in company and affray.

It followed an assault on as-yet-unidentified 66-year-old male in the Summer Hill area of Sydney on December 29th.

The victim was found at the side of the road in the Sydney suburb in New South Wales over the festive period.

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Though paramedics were able to administer aid at the scene, the man was taken to the nearby Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was said to be fighting for his life.

The pair are due in court this Wednesday, January 9th.

Under NSW law, the maximum penalty for murder is life imprisonment, with a standard non-parole period of 20 years.