Andy Allen was blasted to death in the bedroom of his home at Link’s View in Lisfannon on February 9.
Now the group suspected of the murder – Republican Action Against Drugs – finally admitted it today.
In a coded statement to the Derry Journal newsroom, RAAD said its Donegal unit had carried out the murder, saying the Derryman was a “death dealer” and a “career criminal.”
They also alleged that Mr Allen was using RAAD’s name to “scare other drug dealers and also extort money from weaker criminals.”
They also claimed that the dead man had been warned to “cease his activities five to six months ago” but had not taken advantage of “RAAD’s amnesty.”
RAAD said it was also kill SIX more drug dealers.