The man, from Lurgan, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and membership of the outlawed Loyalist Volunteer Force
The Loyalist Volunteer Force
chief was found dead with a belt round his neck in his cell at Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn, Co Antrim.
The Red Hand Defenders - used in the past as a cover name for both the Ulster Defence Association and the Loyalist Volunteer Force
- issued a statement to a Belfast newsroom claiming responsibility.
THE Loyalist Volunteer Force
yesterday came under mounting pressure to end months of feuding with rival Protestant groups.
Bosses of the ruthless Loyalist Volunteer Force
are swelling the ranks with gung-ho talk of guns and heroics to impressionable young Rangers fans.
Assemblyman Billy Hutchinson said that Ulster Freedom Fighters and Loyalist Volunteer Force
members were running amok.
THE leadership of the Loyalist Volunteer Force
last night ordered all its military units to stand down.
A truce was reached between the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Loyalist Volunteer Force
after weeks of talks involving church and community representatives.
Police believe he may have been killed in a fallout over drugs and the murder of Loyalist Volunteer Force
member Stephen Wa rnock in Newtownards last September.
And since his release from prison in May he has been forging links with the Loyalist Volunteer Force
Security chiefs fear the UFF and the Loyalist Volunteer Force
(LVF) who are both opposed to the Agreement are planning widespread violence around the time of next month's Orange Order demonstration at Drumcree.
A row over a Loyalist Volunteer Force
flag flared on the doorstep of the tough Rex Bar, the haunt of supporters of the Ulster Volunteer Force.