Man ac­cused of mur­der­ing tragic model & mum Jas­mine

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page - BY STEPHEN MAGUIRE

A MAN ap­peared in court last night charged with the mur­der of model Jas­mine McMona­gle.

Richard Burke is ac­cused of killing the Co Done­gal mum, 28, who was

found dead at her home. The de­fen­dant 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, from For­est Park, Kil­ly­gor­don, Co Done­gal, was brought to court amid heavy se­cu­rity from Let­terkenny Garda sta­tion.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Michael Galvin told the court he ar­rested the ac­cused at 3.15pm yes­ter­day at the sta­tion.


When charged, Burke replied: “I un­der­stand ev­ery­thing.”

Garda Su­per­in­ten­dent Colm Nevin ap­plied to have the ac­cused re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear again at Har­ris­town Court on Fri­day. This was granted by Judge Kil­rane.

Mother-of-two Ms McMona­gle, who was orig­i­nally from Castlefinn, was found dead at For­est Park at 7.30am on Fri­day.

Ms McMona­gle, an as­pir­ing ac­tress and model, was pro­nounced dead at the scene by a lo­cal doc­tor.

Burke was ar­rested at the scene by mem­bers of the Garda’s Re­gional Re­sponse Unit just be­fore 7.30am.

He was taken to Let­terkenny Garda sta­tion for ques­tion­ing be­fore he was for­mally charged yes­ter­day.

SPE­CIAL SIT­TING Richard Burke leaves court last nightDIED Ms McMona­gle

Richard Burke leaves Sligo Court­house yes­ter­dayForen­sics at the scene in Kil­ly­gor­donPROBEAC­CUSED

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