A young mother who was killed at her Co Donegal home died as a result of a lack of oxygen to her brain.

Model Jasmine McMonagle, aged 28 died at her home at Forest Park, Killygordan on January 4th this year.

Her partner, Richard Burke, aged, 27, has since been charged with her murder.

An inquest into Jasmine’s death was opened at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court today (Wed).

Coroner Dr Denis McCauley told the inquest that a post mortem had been carried out on the body of Ms McMonagle which found that she died from cerebral anoxia.

A statement from Dr Martin Coyne confirmed that he attended Ms McMonagle’s home and pronounced her dead.

He said Jasmine was a patient of his and he had known her for “many, many years.”

Garda Inspector David Durkin told the court that he was seeking an adjournment to the inquest.

He said a criminal trial in relation to Jasmine’s death is due to start on June 10th, 2020.

He added that the office of the Director fo Public Prosecutions had advised that there is a considerable waiting list for criminal trials.

Dr McCauley agreed to the adjournment and put the inquest in for mention again to March of 2021.

Members of Jasmine’s family including her mother Jacqueline were present in court but did not speak.


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