Man to be sentenced today for manslaughter of beautiful Jasmine

May 22, 2023

The man found guilty of the manslaughter of Jasmine McMonagle will be sentenced today.

Richard Burke (32) will be sentenced at the Central Criminal Courts of Justice before Judge Paul Burns.

In March, a jury in the trial of Burke found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The unanimous verdict was returned at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Monaghan.

Burke, with an address in Killygordon but originally from Donegal town, had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Richard Burke.

Ms McMonagle, a 28-year-old mother-of-two, was strangled and beaten in her Killygordon home in the early hours of January 4, 2019.

During the sentence hearing in April the court heard victim impact statements from Jasmine’s mother, Jacqueline, and sister, Jenna.

The court also heard how Jasmine’s daughters are coping with life without their doting mother.


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