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Michaela McAreavey accused to go on trial in Mauritius

John McAreavey will give evidence at the trial, which is expected to last two weeks.

Undated McAreavey Family handout photo of John and Michaela McAreavey after their wedding
Undated McAreavey Family handout photo of John and Michaela McAreavey after their wedding
Image: McAreavey Family handout/PA Wire

THE TRIAL OF two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius in January 2011 will begin this week.

Both of the accused were workers at the hotel where Michaela McAreavey, the daughter of Tyrone Gaelic football boss Mickey Harte, was honeymooning with her husband John McAreavey.

The newly-wed, 27, was found strangled in her hotel room 0n 10 January 2011.

Avinash Treebhowon (30) and Sandip Moonea (41) face up to 45 years in jail. Both deny premeditated murder.

John McAreavey, 31, is to give evidence at the trial, which is expected to last two weeks.

Proceedings will begin on Tuesday at Mauritius Supreme Court in the capital city Port Louis, reports RTÉ.

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