Written by Bella Dalima
23 Jul, 2014 | 3:49 pm
A man who killed his best friend tried to cover his tracks by posting a condolence message on Facebook just hours after shooting him to death.
Darren Wynne, 21, was jailed for life yesterday after he was found guilty of murdering Jamie “Marley” Lindsay in April last year.
He shot the 20-year-old in his right eye at almost point blank range with a sawn-off shotgun after they had made threats to each other.
The Irish Mirror revealed how Wynne, 21, posted messages of condolence online shortly after he murdered his pal in Athy, Co Kildare, in the Republic of Ireland.
In a bid to cover his tracks, just hours after the murder he wrote: “R. I. P marley u be missd.”
And just days later he posted another gushing message: “RIP Jamie u be sadly missd u were like a bro to me u dne alot for me and alot other people.”
But gardai saw through Wynne’s web of lies and at the Central Criminal Court yesterday he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter during his trial but the plea was not accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
And on July 10 the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of murder.
Wynne was also convicted of possession of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the same occasion.
Before he was sentenced, Wynne posted on Facebook: “I’ve got 99 problems and prison ain’t one of them.”
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