Aaron Brady (27) to face Central Criminal Court trial

He is charged with the murder of Adrian Donohoe at Lordship Credit Union on January 25th 2013.

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Aaron Brady (27) to face Central Criminal Court trial

Aaron Brady appeared before Cloverhill District Court today.

The man accused of the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe is to face trial at the Central Criminal Court. 

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that Aaron Brady (27) of New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh face trial on indictment. 

He is charged with murdering Adrian Donohoe at Lordship Credit Union on January 25th 2013. Detective Donohoe and partner Joe Ryan were escorting a cash in transit delivery at the Credit Union in Bellurgan when he was shot and killed during an armed robbery. 

Brady was charged with murder at a special sitting of Dundalk District Court on Sunday last. 

Today, he appeared via video-link at Cloverhill District Court. Detective Pat Marry, who gave evidence of the offence and charge last Sunday, was present in court. 

State solicitor Michael Murphy asked presiding Judge Victor Blake to adjourn the case for four weeks. 

Judge Blake further remanded Brady in custody. He will appear again before the court on April 6th, again via video-link. Bail can only be granted by the High Court in murder cases.

Brady was arrested in Dublin on the Sunday evening of March 25th last and was in custody at Dundalk Garda Station for the maximum detention period of seven days before he was formally charged.