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Aaron Brady found guilty of Garda murder
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12 Aug 2020 / justice Print

Man found guilty in Adrian Donohoe murder trial

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has found Aaron Brady guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe outside a credit union in County Louth in 2013.

The jury of five men and seven women found him guilty by a majority of 11 to one, having on Monday unanimously found him guilty of robbing around €7,000 in cash and cheques outside the Lordship Credit Union on 25 January 2013.

Capital murder

Mr Justice Michael White had told the jury that they could bring a majority verdict on the murder charge if ten of them agreed.

Brady (29) from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, had denied being involved in the robbery and shooting, claiming he was laundering diesel in South Armagh on the night of 25 January 2013.

To convict Brady of the capital murder, the jury had to be satisfied that he knew he was shooting a member of An Garda Síochána acting in the course of his duty. The offence of capital murder carries a mandatory 40-year prison sentence.

The trial began in late January, but suffered delays due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is the longest murder trial in the State’s history.

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