December 2, 2023

Man charged with murdering young mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of young aspiring model and actress Jasmine McMonagle.

Mother-of-two Ms McMonagle (28) who was originally from Castlefinn, was found dead at her home at Forest Park in Killygordon at 7.30am on Friday morning last.

Richard Burke (27) appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court before Judge Kevin Kilrane.

Wearing a grey top and grey tracksuit bottoms, Burke was charged with Murder Contrary to Common Law.

The accused, who was represented by solicitor Frank Dorrian, did not speak during the brief appearance.

Burke, of 49 Forest Park, Killygordon, was brought to court amid heavy Garda security from Letterkenny Garda station.

Detective Garda Sgt. Michael Galvin told the court that he arrested Burke at 3.15pm at Letterkenny Garda station.

When charged the accused replied: “I understand everything.”

Garda Superintendent Colm Nevin applied to have the accused remanded in custody to Harristown Court until Friday, January 11, and this was granted by Judge John Kilrane.


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