Sentence hearing for Aaron Brady gets underway this morning

Aaron Brady’s sentence hearing is due to get underway this morning.

The 29-year-old, from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

It has been seven years since Cavan native Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in the line of duty during an armed robbery outside Lordship Credit Union in Co. Louth.

Aaron Brady denied any involvement, claiming he was laundering diesel at the time of the shooting on a wet night in January 2013.

He fled to the US afterwards, but was eventually brought back to Ireland, and following the longest trial in the history of the State, he was found guilty, of not only taking part in the robbery, but also of the capital murder of Detective Donohoe.

His sentence hearing is due to take place this morning.

Adrian’s family will be given an opportunity to deliver victim impact statements.

Afterwards, Brady will be handed the mandatory life sentence.