Friday 9 December 2016

'50 Shades of Graham!' Chilling letters to young student reveal Dwyer's plan to overturn murder conviction

Published 17/01/2016 | 09:50

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has written of his determination to have his conviction for the murder of tragic Elaine O'Hara overturned in a series of chilling letters, The Irish Daily Mail report.

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In his missives to a young Dublin-based student, the south Dublin architect admits to 'extreme sex' but continues to maintain his innocence.

Dwyer said that he spends the majority of his time behind bars working with three solicitors and four barristers on his appeal.

"There won't be any evidence of any crimes, as I didn't commit any! Just extreme sex stuff that shocked the journalists and jury!," the letters read.

"50 Shades of Graham! I always want to be the best I can be, whatever I do!"

These letters have emerged following the release of explosive recordings last September, obtained by the Sunday World.

In the taped phone calls, Dwyer can be heard saying that he will be free from prison in "six or seven months".

He said that State Pathologist Marie Cassidy helped his appeal with her controversial comments about the case and welcomed the media coverage because he believes it will stop him being retried for murder.

In the notes to his young pen pal, the tone of the killer seems positive throughout as he outlines the legal points he intends to argue in his appeal.

"I will get a date for next year [2016] but I need my computer first! If it was submitted now, I would expect to get a date around April '16 but given the way things are going, maybe a few months after," he wrote.

Dwyer, of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, Dublin, was convicted of murdering Ms O'Hara (36) on August 22, 2012.

The skeletal remains of the childcare worker were found on Killakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, Dublin on September 13, 2013.

The trial last March ranked as one of the most high-profile murder trials in Irish history.

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