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Video: Joanne McGibbon challenges dissident killers in the spot where her husband Michael died in her arms


The brave widow of a man murdered in a paramilitary shooting has returned to the scene of his death to launch an impassioned plea for peace in an emotionally charged video.

In a short film for the Belfast Telegraph, Joanne McGibbon sent a message of defiance to the dissident republicans who shot her husband Michael (33) dead in April in a north Belfast alleyway.

The popular Belfast cabbie was shot three times in the leg.

One of the bullets struck an artery in his thigh, and he bled to death in his wife’s arms.

Joanne McGibbon spoke out after mobile phone footage of emerged of three masked men brandishing a rocket propelled grenade launcher at the spot in Ardoyne where Michael died in her arms.

The grieving widow described how the footage had preyed on her mind.

“The video has brought back so many memories,” she said.

“My kids are suffering, I’m suffering, and I’m sure it’s bringing a whole lot of memories back to other people who have gone through the same situation.”

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