Inquest into death of Jastine Valdez killer adjourned after GSOC request

Mark Hennessy abducted and murdered Jastine Valdez last May

Inquest into death of Jastine Valdez killer adjourned after GSOC request

Mark Hennessy | Image: Facebook/Mark Hennessy

An inquest into the death of Mark Hennessy has been adjourned following a request from the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

Hennessy - who abducted and murdered 24-year-old Jastine Valdez last May - was shot dead with a Garda firearm following a major manhunt.

He'd been tracked down to a carpark in the Cherrywood Business Park in South Dublin.

Following the incident, an officer was placed under criminal investigation by GSOC, under section 91 of the Garda Siochána Act.

A GSOC spokesperson says the investigation is ongoing.