Monday 18 December 2017

Jailed brother of gangland gun victim vows to find out who killed him

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A JAILED brother of gangland gunman John Wilson has vowed to make it his mission to find out who killed him.

At John’s funeral in Ballyfermot today, a letter read out on behalf of Keith Wilson, who is serving life for murder, said John was “not a drug dealer or a gunman”.

“I promise you, I will make it my mision in life to find out who did this to you,” the letter said.

In another letter read out on behalf of John’s other brother Eric, who is in a Spanish prison for shooting a man dead, he said John lived for his wife and family.

Candles were lit for Eric and Keith who could not attend the funeral in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ballyfermot.

From the altar, one of the priests concelebrating the mass said that John’s mother Kathleen had asked that there be “no revenge” for her son’s death, and for the violence and pain to stop.

Wilson’s funeral took place in his native Ballyfermot one week after he was shot dead in his home with his children nearby.

Wilson (35) was a father of two children, and was targeted after he arrived home to Cherry Orchard Avenue from collecting them from school and dropping them at a nearby house.

His is survived by his wife Nichola, children Dean and Kayleigh, mother Kathleen, sister Rachel, and brothers Eric and Keith.

Five people, one a juvenile, are currently being questioned by gardai in relation to the murder.

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