A homicide trial has heard a younger Co Donegal mom of two, Jasmine McMonagle, had “a brutal loss of life.”
She was discovered “mendacity in a pool of blood” when gardaí pressured entry to her Killygordon residence after a three-hour standoff with the accused within the early hours of January 4, 2019.
Richard Burke, with an handle in Killygordon however initially from Donegal city, has pleaded not responsible to the homicide however responsible of her manslaughter on the Central Prison Courtroom sitting in County Monaghan as we speak.
Jasmine McMonagle was weeks from her twenty ninth birthday when she was killed in her residence the place she lived together with her two kids, together with an 18-month-old who’s the daughter of Mr Burke.
Opening the trial, RTE Information is reporting, the prosecution stated Ms McMonagle and the accused had been in an “on off” relationship for six years.
The court docket heard that Ms McMonagle made an emergency name at 4.20am on Friday 4 January 2019 fearing for her security.
When Gardaí arrived there was a standoff for nearly three hours throughout which Mr Burke welded a meat cleaver at officers and a disaster negotiator who had arrived on the scene.
Anne-Marie Lawlor, SC for the State, stated Gardaí pressured entry at round 7.30am and located Ms McMonagle had been killed earlier.
She stated the 2 kids, who have been in the home on the time, have been nice and Mr Burke was arrested.
The court docket heard the 28-year-old had been strangled and had “blows rained upon her” inflicting in depth accidents to her head and physique.
A dressing robe belt and cord have been discovered close to Jasmine’s physique on the kitchen ground with hair on the belt.
Jasmine’s mom was emotional leaving the courtroom as the main points of her daughter’s loss of life have been described.
The jury was advised that psychiatrists for the State and the defence agree that Mr Burke had a psychological dysfunction on the time which diminished considerably his duty for the killing.
Anne-Marie Lawlor SC, nevertheless, stated there will likely be no proof that he was insane on the time.
Jasmine McMonagle had ‘brutal loss of life’ homicide trial hears was final modified: March twentieth, 2023 by