Saturday 18 November 2017

Graham Dwyer Trial: Phone number for man named 'Graham' found on diary entry on Elaine O'Hara's laptop

Andrew Phelan and Sarah Stack

The phone number for a man named Graham was found on a diary entry on Elaine O’Hara’s laptop, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Det Gda Eimear Nevin, of the Garda computer crime investigation unit, told the trial of Graham Dwyer that she examined a copy of a forensic copy of the hard drive of the Apple laptop.

Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara

Det Gda Nevin was giving evidence in the trial of architect Graham Dwyer.

Mr Dwyer (42), of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, is pleading not guilty to the murder of Ms O’Hara (36) at Killakee, Rathfarnham on August 22, 2012.

Read more here: Graham Dwyer Trial: Elaine O'Hara told doctors she was 'fighting a losing battle' in weeks before disappeared, court hears

Ms O’Hara, a childcare assistant from Killiney, was last seen alive near Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill that day.

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer

Her remains were found by a dog walker in undergrowth in the Dublin mountains on September 13, 2013.

The prosecution maintains Mr Dwyer killed her for his own sexual gratification.

The device had previously been handed over by Mr O’Hara’s sister, Ann Charles, to gardai.

Read more here: Graham Dwyer Trial: Elaine O'Hara had been suffering from 'obsessional' fantasy about being restrained since age of 12 - psychiatrist

The jury was shown was a screen shot of a date from Ms O’Hara’s calendar app – June 30th, 2011.

A number along with the words "Graham's phone number" was noted, along with another note saying “school finished for the summer”, the jury heard.

Det Gda Nevin said she used BlackLight Software to examine the Apple system and found the primary user account “was in the name Elaine O’Hara”, as well the username.

She agreed with Sean Guerin SC, prosecuting, she found “one area of interest” and extracted the user profile so she could see that information on her forensic work station like Mr O’Hara would have seen it on her own laptop.

The trial continues.

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