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Boy, 13, is second teenager charged with murder of Steven McMyler outside Wigan Parish Church | UK News



A 13-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man outside a church last week.

Steven McMyler, 34, was kicked in the head in the grounds of Wigan Parish Church on 6 August, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The juvenile, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is the second teenager to be charged with murder.

Jordan Short, 19, of Rushey Hey Road, Kirkby, has already appeared in court and has been remanded in custody.

A 17-year-old boy from Merseyside is continuing to be questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.

In a statement, Mr McMyler’s family said he had “a heart of gold”.

They said: “Steven was an extremely likeable lad and everyone who came across him loved him as much as we all did.

“He was a popular lad and he lit the room up as soon as he walked in.

“Everybody thought the world of him as he had a heart of gold.

“We can’t believe what has happened and we are struggling to come to terms with this terrible tragedy.”

The 13-year-old boy charged has been remanded in custody to appear at Bolton Crown Court on Monday.

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