A man charged with the murder of a young Donegal woman has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Richard Burke appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where he was served with a book of evidence.

Burke, from Forest Park in Killygordon, is charged in connection with the murder of his partner Jasmine McMonagle in Killygordon in January.

Detective Sgt Michael Galvin told the court that he served a book of evidence on the 27 year old accused earlier today.

Garda Sgt Gerard Dalton said the Director of Public Prosecutions has consented to send the accused forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court on April 29th next.

Barrister Gareth McGrory asked for a second counsel to be appointed and also to allow for a psychiatric report to be carried out on the accused.

Burke, dressed in blue jeans and a wine-coloured shirt, nodded during the brief court appearance but did not speak.

The case was adjourned until April 29th to the Central Criminal Court.

The late Jasmine McMonagle.


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