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Honeymoon in Northern Ireland Ends With American's Arrest

South Carolina man faces attempted murder charges
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2018 7:01 PM CDT
A police officer in Northern Ireland.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

(Newser) – A South Carolina man honeymooning in Northern Ireland has been charged with three counts of attempted murder following a fight outside of a bar in the village of Ballycarry, DublinLive reports. Nicholas Keith Warner, 31, an electrical engineer who lives in Summerville, allegedly used a knife to stab three men during the altercation last Saturday night. He and his new wife, Kaylee, arrived in Dublin last week. Warner, who suffered a broken leg in the fight, was in court Wednesday (the day he and his wife, a nurse, were due to return home), the BBC reports. He was released on bail after surrendering his passport.

Warner admits that he had a knife, according to reports, but denies causing the fight, saying he was acting in self-defense. A detective told the judge that he believes he can make a case against Warner, per DublinLive, adding that alcohol was a contributing factor. While on bail, Warner is prohibited from possessing or drinking alcohol. Two of the alleged victims were in their 30s, according to reports, and the third was in his 60s. Warner is next due to be in court next month. (Read more crime stories.)

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