The sister of a man murdered in a Donegal church car park has called on those responsible to “clear your conscience and hand yourselves in” – 10 years on from the brutal killing.
Andrew Burns (27) was lured from his Strabane home to a church in Donnyloop, Castlefin, on February 12, 2008, where he was shot in the back and killed.
Dissident republican group Oglaigh na hEireann were blamed for the murder.
Gardai say they believe some 12 people were involved but just one man was convicted in relation to the death. Martin Kelly, also from Strabane, was jailed for life in 2012 for his part in the murder.
Andrew’s sister Jacqueline says that a message from her deceased mother Dympna in a dream prompted her to call for those who murdered her brother to come forward on the anniversary of his death.
“It has been 10 years since Andrew died,” she told the Belfast Telegraph.
“It has been a journey that you learn to live with, you never forget.
“Andrew did not deserve what he got. It was well over the top.
“Their mindset, their way of thinking, the location of the murder, on sacred ground within a church grounds, went against everything that is humanly decent.
“My brother Andrew was left at the side of the road to die.”
Jacqueline said she felt compelled to speak out, adding: “The reason I decided to do this appeal was that I received a message from my mother who passed away.