Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Michaela McAreavey Murder Trial starts in Mauritius

The trial of two men accused of strangling the daughter of Tyrone gaelic football manager Mickey Harte as she honeymooned in Mauritius is set to begin today.

Michaela McAreavey, 27, was found dead in the bathtub of her and her husband John's luxury hotel room in the Indian Ocean island paradise last January - just two weeks after their wedding.

The teacher had momentarily left her husband at the pool of the five star Legends Hotel to fetch some biscuits for a cup of tea.

The case against hotel room attendant Avinash Treebhoowoon, 30, and floor supervisor Sandip Moneea, 42, will be heard in the country's Supreme Court in the capital city Port Louis.

Treebhoowoon, from Plaine des Roches, and Moneea, from Petit Raffray, deny premeditated murder.

Security has been ramped up around the old French colonial court building for what is one the most high-profile criminal cases ever held on the island. Read More