Monday 18 November 2019

‘RIP Elaine, wish I knew you and could have saved you’ – Darci Day’s heartfelt message to tragic Elaine

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DARCI Day, the young woman who could have become a victim of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer, has said she wish she could have ‘saved’ Elaine O’Hara.

She tweeted yesterday evening:  “Don't let the darkest of human nature win; let beauty and light shine through the pain. There is a lot of good in ppl #grahamdwyer”

She then tweeted in reply to another user: “R.I.P Elaine. Wish I knew you and could have saved you.”

Darci gave evidence by video link during the high profile trial from Maine because she was too afraid to be in the same room as Dwyer.

She told how she had been suicidal but did not have the courage to kill herself when she met Dwyer online.

Originally it seemed she would not be permitted to testify via video link, however after Dwyer sent her a Christmas card it was ruled she would be allowed.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said the only conclusion that could be drawn from it was Dwyer was trying to affect Darci Day's evidence.

Meanwhile a former band mate of Graham Dwyer has spoken of his shock at the Elaine O’Hara murder trial.

Dwyer joined the Dublin-based ‘The Swing’ in 1992, as a bass guitar player.

Now band mate Steve Hadley has spoken of his shock in the aftermath of Friday’s guilty verdict.

“I’m trying to think of a time when he was violent or even talking about brutality but I can’t”, he told The Irish Sun.

“He was just nice to everyone and was never aggressive to anyone – especially to women.”

Dwyer remains in Cloverhill prison this evening after being found guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara on Friday.

He will be sentenced next month.

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