Man jailed over death of Jasmine McMonagle

RICHARD Burke has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Jasmine McMonagle.  Mr Justice Paul Burns has today passed sentence on Burke (32) who was found not guilty of murdering Jasmine McMonagle (28) but guilty of her manslaughter earlier this year. Burke, of Killygordon, has been sentenced to 15 […]

Jasmine McMonagle hearing: Mum recalls day her world fell apart

The mother of Jasmine McMonagle, who was brutally beaten to death by her “on and off” partner in her own home, has told how she relives the killing and wonders if her daughter called out for her family before she died.  In a separate victim impact statement, Jasmine’s oldest daughter said that killer Richard Burke […]

Jasmine accused found guilty of manslaughter

RICHARD Burke, the man accused of killing Jasmine McMonagle, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The jury had been told by trial judge Mr Justice Paul Burns that all the evidence in Burke’s trial pointed to a manslaughter verdict. The jury took just over an hour to agree. […]