Search

03 Oct 2022

Adrian Donohoe's murder 'a waste of a good man for such an evil and pointless act' - parents

Sentence Hearing

Fiancee of Garda Adrian Donohoe murder suspect arrested in US

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe's parents have said their son's murder was "a waste of a good man for such an evil and pointless act".

Speaking at a sentence hearing this morning Hugh and Peggy Donohoe said their son deserved the chance to live to old age and not to be "shot down in such a brutal way". 

In a written statement read by their son Alan they said: "We visit his grave every week, which is some comfort, but it’s no place for him. He should be here with us living his life."

Aaron Brady (28) of New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh was convicted in August of capital murder for shooting Detective Garda Donohoe dead during a robbery at Lordship Credit Union on January 25, 2013. For the capital murder offence he faces the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum time served of 40 years.

He was also convicted of the robbery of €7,000. Mr Justice Michael White has been hearing evidence about the offence this morning and has asked for time to prepare a sentence in relation to the robbery. He also said that he wishes to say a few words about the murder.

To continue reading this article,
please subscribe and support local journalism!


Subscribing will allow you access to all of our premium content and archived articles.

Subscribe

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.