Men In Court Over Boxer's Murder

Two men have appeared in court today charged with the murder of former British heavyweight boxer, James Oyebola.

Rene McKoy, 19, and Kanyanta Mulenga, 22, both from south London appeared before West London Magistrates' Court on Thursday. They were remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey on January 3.

A third man, who was arrested at Gatwick Airport on August 1, was released without charge and will face no further action.

Mr Oyebola, 47, was shot in the head at the Chateau 6 nightclub in Fulham Road on July 23, in a row over smoking in the club. He died four days later.


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