The husband of tragic Michaela McAreavey, the young Irish bride murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius, may not have to return to the country where his wife was killed when the trial begins in June.
According to a report in the Belfast Telegraph John McAreavey has been officially named as a witness but prosecutors have said his presence may not be necessary as they are already confident they have enough evidence against the two local hotel cleaners accused of her murder.
Michaela, the daughter of the highly regarded Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte, was attacked and murdered on honeymoon at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius in January. She had married her County Down born husband just 10 days before.
Avinash Treebhowon and Sandip Mooneea are accused of the Irish bride’s murder and they will reportedly face a hearing beginning on June 20.Read more: Tragic Michaela Harte buried in her wedding dress - PHOTOS