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Two men accused of murdering Ipswich father remanded in custody

(Photo: River 949's Toni Thompson)
Two men charged over the  murder of the father of one of their ex-girlfriends have faced an Ipswich court.
Kynan Vital and Ethan McPherson - both aged 19 - are accused of killing David Murphy after he was allegedly hit with a butt of a firearm during an altercation on the Promenade at Springfield Lakes on Saturday night.
It's understood it happened after the 49-year-old had chased the men in his car after they allegedly broke into his home and assaulted his daughter.
They have been remanded in custody.
This is what Vital's lawyer Daniel Hannay told Macquarie News outside court:
"For a 19-year-old charged with such a serious offence he is holding up okay.
It is an absolute tragic set of circumstances -- it would be inappropriate for me to discuss the matters before the courts".