Michaela Harte and John McAreavey Photo by: PA

Lawyers claim they have new evidence which points to the real murderers in Michaela case


Michaela Harte and John McAreavey Photo by: PA

The lawyers who got the Michaela McAreavey suspects off a murder charge say they have information that can identify the real killers – and they may make it public on Monday.

In a sensational new twist to the story, the lawyers have made the claim just hours after Michaela’s devastated husband John returned home from the Mauritius trial.

The Irish Sun reports that the two lawyers who represented hotel workers Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea are ready to present their new evidence.

The paper reports that lawyers Sanjeev Teeluckdharry and Rama Valayden will raise the issue of fresh DNA swabs and give cops their theory of what happened.

Teeluckdharry told the Irish Sun: “We have new information. It concerns a police investigation.

“We have a lot of things to say and it is premature to say it now.”
In a separate twist, the two men acquitted of the murder charge on Friday may be retried according to the Director of Public Prosecutions in Mauritius.

DPP Satyajit Boolell has hinted that there may be a retrial but only if new evidence comes to light.

He said: “If we have new evidence then I’m not discarding the possibility of a new trial.”

Irish legal experts are doubtful on the subject of another trial however.

Criminal barrister Paul Anthony McDermott told the Irish Sun: “Yes, if you find some dramatic new evidence you can put someone on trial again.

“But given the bathwater removed most of the DNA, and that police did not collect all samples properly, the public in Mauritius would view any new prosecution with suspicion.”


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: