DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO CAUSING DEATH OF MUCH-LOVED SCHOOLTEACHER

first_imgA MAN pleaded guilty today to causing the death by dangerous driving of a much-loved schoolteacher.Damien McGeehan, 20, originally from Loughanure, but with an address at 1 New Cottage, Annagry, entered his guilty plea at Letterkenny Circuit Court today following the death in August 2010 of 51-year-old Marie O’Donnell.The victim died in the crash as she drove home from a friend’s 25th wedding anniversary celebrations with her husband John. Mr O’Donnell was in court today to hear McGeehan enter his guilty plea.Judge John O’Hagan told McGeehan that he was adjourning a decision on his sentence until he had received relevant reports.On being told by counsel for the DPP Patricia McLaughlin that Mr O’Donnell was in court, Judge O’Hagan said: “It must be considerable relief to you that someone has put their hands up and taken responsibility for this.”McGeehan, who was living in Milford at the time of the crash, was remanded on continuing bail.Mr and Mrs O’Donnell were on their way home from the wedding anniversary party of friends Henry and Kathleen Callaghan on August 11, 2010, when they were hit by blue Honda Civic driven by McGeehan.The incident happened on the back road between Milford and Kilmacrennan. The mother of two died and her husband was seriously injured in the smash.Mrs O’Donnell, from Knockbrack, Portsalon, was a teacher at Drumfad National School in Kerrykeel.AT HEARING – © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO CAUSING DEATH OF MUCH-LOVED SCHOOLTEACHER was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGMARIE O’DONNNELLTEACHERlast_img read more