Tiny face at the window that told crisis negotiator time for talking was over before armed gardaí swooped on Jasmine McMonagle’s killer

Richard Burke was found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibilityMother of two was attacked in her home and made frantic 999 callGardaí arrived but were beaten back by bloodstained, cleaver-wielding killerThey called for back-up and after gaining entry to house, they discovered a body

Gardaí at the scene in Killygordon, Co Donegal, after Jasmine McMonagle was killed. Photo: Margaret McLaughlin

Brian Kavanagh

The trained crisis negotiator had been in tense talks with Richard Burke for hours when a tiny face appeared at a bedroom window.