A woman has been jailed for 12 years after pleading guilty to causing the death of her friend who fell to his death from a cliff.

Victim: Mary Lou Nelms-Boyle.

In the case of her boyfriend, 45-year-old Mary Lou, who had gone missing in October last year, Ms Nelmes-Boyne fell to her death in February 2017.

The court heard that on February 16, the couple had been out for a walk in the park near their home in Newbridge, County Donegal.

They had left the car and were walking through the woods when the car struck a tree.

Mr Nelmas-Boys said the car stopped and he was on the passenger seat when it went into reverse.

“I just heard a pop and I looked up and saw Mary Lou,” he said.

He tried to get her out of the car but she had been dead for a short time.

His wife then came out from the car, put a towel over her face and wrapped the body in a blanket.

“The car was on its side, and I was sitting on the back of the driver’s seat,” Mr Nelmans-Boyd said.

“It was raining and I thought I’d just have a cold shower, but there was a little piece of cloth that was on my arm and I could see blood in the blanket.”

When he returned to the car about 30 minutes later, he found Ms Nelsmans-Boyles body lying in the car.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a bloody towel around Ms Nesmans-boyles neck.

A post-mortem examination revealed that the injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

Ms NELMSMBS was sentenced to 12 years in prison and must also complete 130 hours of community service.

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