Tyrone teenager who shot dead his father appears in court

seanhackettA County Tyrone teenager who shot dead his father told police that he had been seeking treatment for depression, a court has heard.
Sean Hackett is charged with the murder of 60-year-old Aloysius Hackett, outside the family home in Augher in January last year.
19-year-old Sean Hackett, admits that he intended to kill his father, but denies murder.
After his arrest he submitted a prepared statement to the police.
In court today Sean Hacketts mother Eilish cried as details of the two gunshot wounds to the head that killed her husband were read out.
It is the prosecution case that the fatal wounds were inflicted by Sean Hackett, who loaded and reloaded a .22 calibre rifle he had borrowed from a friend.
A friend of Sean Hackett, Ronan Mulrine, has pleaded guilty to possessing a gun and ammunition in suspicious circumstances.
He lent his father’s rifle to Sean Hackett who told him it was to be used to shoot rabbits.
Mr Hackett senior was a former chairman of St Macartan’s GAA Club in Augher.
Sean Hackett denies the murder charge and two others of possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
The trial at Dungannon Crown Court is expected to last one to two weeks.