Two young Inishowen men charged with the murder of a 66-year-old man in Sydney have had their case adjourned for a month.

Nathan Kelly, 21, and Christopher McLaughlin, 24, were initially charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm after a man was discovered in a critical condition in the early hours of Saturday, December 29.

Paul Tavelardis was taken from the scene in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill and died in hospital on January 8.

The pair subsequently had their charges upgraded to murder.

The case was heard at Burwood Local Court today and adjourned until Wednesday, April 17.

Kelly, from Glengad, and McLaughlin, from Malin, did not appear.

The duo are currently being held in separate prisons in New South Wales and face life sentences if found guilty.

They arrived in Australia just a few months ago.

Bradley Tavelardis said his father had battled leukaemia and heart issues in later years and wouldn’t have had the strength to defend himself.

The parents of the two accused Donegal men described the ordeal as a “nightmare.”


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