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Thursday 12 July, 2012

“The truth has triumphed” – accused respond to Michaela verdict

“I suffered a lot. I was brutalised by police. I was beaten so much,” Avinash Treebhoowon said outside the courtroom.

Michaela McAreavey trial verdict: two accused found not guilty

Sandip Moonea and Avinash Treebhoowoon were acquited by the nine-member jury of killing the 27-year-old on her honeymoon in Mauritius.

Monday 9 July, 2012

Michaela murder trial: defence says 'real culprits' are still at large

One of the defence lawyers said that the investigation in Michaela McAreavey’s murder should be reopened.

Friday 6 July, 2012

Michaela murder trial told the 27-year-old died by a 'barbaric act'

On the closing day of prosecution arguments, the lead prosecutor told the jury it had been “one of the most difficult trials” he had ever faced.

Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Michaela McAreavey murder trial nearing an end

Court has been adjourned until Friday.

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Accused at Michaela McAreavey trial: 'I did not kill anyone'

Sandeep Moonea, 42, took the witness stand at the Port Louis court today, claiming he was on the phone to his sister when Michaela was killed.

Monday 2 July, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Witness denies lying to protect his son

The 52-year-old father of one of the accused denied that his son told him “Forgive me. I have made a mistake” when he saw him the day after the murder of Michaela McAreavey.

Friday 29 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Defence team’s legal dispute causes fresh delay

Defence lawyers claimed the judge had acted inappropriately in interrupting a cross-examination.

Thursday 28 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Accused labelled ‘a liar’ by prosecution in case

Avinash Treebhoowon was cross-examined by the prosecution today as the trial of the two men accused of murdering the Tyrone woman continued in Mauritius.

Michaela McAreavey trial: Prime suspect ‘only confessed because of police torture’

Avinash Treebhoowon said he had “never seen, never talked to, and never knew” Tyrone teacher Michaela McAreavey.

Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Accused in Michaela trial breaks down giving evidence

Avinash Treebhoowon took to the witness stand for the first time today and told the court that he had been insulted, threatened and beaten by police officers.

Monday 25 June, 2012

Defence opens case in Michaela trial with focus on alleged torture of suspect

One of the accused, Avinash Treebhowon, is expected to be called to the stand tomorrow.

Thursday 21 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial adjourned until Monday

The judge has said he needs more time to consider his ruling on some legal issues.

Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: prosecution closes case after hotel visit

The court heard today that the bellboy who accompanied John McAreavey to his room when his wife’s body was discovered cannot be called as a witness as he is working on a cruise ship.

Monday 18 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: defence not pursuing CCTV footage claims

Tomorrow, the judge and jury will visit the hotel and room where the newly-wed was killed.

Friday 15 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Court sees CCTV footage from day of murder

CCTV footage from the Legends Hotel taken on the day the Tyrone woman was murdered was shown in court today.

Thursday 14 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial hears victim was strangled in violent struggle

The court heard evidence from the doctor who examined the 27-year-old Tyrone woman following her death at a hotel in Mauritius last year.

Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Police chief says hotel was uncooperative

The head of the unit investigating the death of the Tyrone woman said that management at the hotel where she was found dead were more concerned about their establishment’s reputation.

Monday 11 June, 2012

Michaela accused denies being in hotel room at time of murder

In his statements to police, Sandip Moneea denied involvement in the murder and said that he himself had called for medical assistance.

Friday 8 June, 2012

Fingerprints not taken from Michaela McAreavey purse, murder trial told

The trial of two men accused of killing the 27-year-old Tyrone woman continues in Port Louis.

Thursday 7 June, 2012

Witness claims one of accused men was with him on day of Michaela killing

The court heard evidence from a number of people who worked at the Legends hotel where Michaela McAreavey was strangled to death last year while on honeymoon.

Wednesday 6 June, 2012

John McAreavey breaks down as he testifies in Michaela murder trial

The husband of Michaela McAreavey told a court in Mauritius how his wife was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.

Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Defence lawyers accuse key witness of lying

He was also accused of drinking tea and joking with the accused shortly after the murder.

Monday 4 June, 2012

'I heard a woman screaming three times': witness in Michaela murder trial

Key witness for the prosecution, Raj Theekoye, took the stand this morning.

Friday 1 June, 2012

Michaela McAreavey trial hears police failed to interview hotel guests

Court told that guests who wanted to make a statement were not interviewed by police.

Thursday 31 May, 2012

Police deny brutality claims at Michaela McAreavey murder trial

Chief inspector leading the investigation into the 27-year-old’s death in Mauritius last year was cross-examined on claims of abuse made by one of the accused.

Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Defence counsel withdraws from Michaela McAreavey murder trial

The lawyer says he wants to testify as a defence witness after claims made in court today.

Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Court hears Michaela McAreavey's husband marked 'suspect' in police register

An officer questioned on day six of the murder trial said he didn’t know why John McAreavey was described as a suspect in the record.

Monday 28 May, 2012

Forensic scientist in Michaela trial says defendants' DNA not found at scene

Day five of the trial for the murder of Michaela McAreavey got underway today…

Friday 25 May, 2012

Heated exchanges at Michaela McAreavey murder trial

Day four of the trial saw lawyers argue over a book found in the hotel room where the Tyrone woman was killed.

Thursday 24 May, 2012

Michaela McAreavey accused says his confession was forced by police brutality

Today was the third day of the murder trial of two hotel workers accused of killing the Tyrone woman during her honeymoon.