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Saturday 23 March 2019

Messages of love and loss flood James's Bebo page

Grainne Cunningham

MESSAGES of love and loss were posted every few minutes last night on to the Bebo website of 20-year-old James Cronin whose body was discovered in a shallow grave on Monday.

Friends and family of the young Limerick man, who is believed to have been shot dead by his gang, posted messages about how much he would be missed in his local area.

A long message from a young woman called Antoinette said: "Eres more love 4 U James. We all cherish da time we got 2 spend with U...we will always remember U...U were a gas young 1....always up for a laugh...ur missed deeply in Kilrush".

Cheerful

Antoinette also recalled his "smiley face" and his "cheerful slagging ways".

But another message from someone identifying himself as Andrew M was more sinister. It read: "Seems karma finally caught up with you. May God have mercy on your soul and not judge you too severely.

"This is a warning to all people, if this is the type of life you choose to live, these are the consequences."

James Cronin's website offers some insight into the way he filled his days.

He lists joyriding as "the only sport" and poignantly claims that he is scared of "notin really".

The site is filled with pictures of fast cars as well as photos of his friends and family.

Many of them signed their message: "Here is the love" or "Gone but never forgotten".

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