Belfast Telegraph

Widow pays loving tribute to James Donegan following school murder

Laura Donegan at the scene of her husband's murder.
Laura Donegan at the scene of her husband's murder.

The widow of James Donegan, gunned down outside a west Belfast school, has paid a loving tribute to him.

Laura Donegan issued a heartfelt statement as part of a family death notice in the Irish News.

"Love isn't finding someone you can live with, it's finding someone you can't live without," the tribute read.

"Always remembered by his loving family and family circle."

The family asked that donations be made to charity Macmillan nurses in lieu of flowers.

The couple had been married for two years.

Mrs Donegan was seen in a distressed state at the scene of the murder on Tuesday evening. Mr Donegan had been waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son when the killer struck.

Mr Donegan (43) was shot several times, dying instantly, outside St Mary's Grammar School on the Glen Road.

Also known as Jim and JD, he lived in the Lisburn area with his family.

CCTV footage, released by police, shows his killer emerge from Clonelly Drive as he walked towards his target at around 3.10pm.

Two men aged 49 and 51 have been arrested in connection with Mr Donegan's murder.

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