Thursday 23 November 2017

Jury shown CCTV footage of Stepaside apartment block

Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara

The prosecution told the Central Criminal Court that Graham Dwyer visited Elaine O'Hara's apartment complex at Belarmine Plaza, Stepaside, nine times in 2012.

 The jury was shown a montage of CCTV footage the prosecution says shows Mr Dwyer visiting Belarmine including:

July 12, 2012

10.07am Elaine O'Hara leaves the apartment complex (inset)

1.30pm Elaine O'Hara re-enters the complex, checks her letterbox and takes the lift.

3.36pm Elaine O'Hara exits the lift and leaves the apartment complex.

5.27pm Graham Dwyer enters the apartment complex, appears to have a phone in his hand and appears to put that phone away.

Sgt Kevin Duggan, CCTV co-ordinator for the investigation, tells prosecutor Sean Guerin SC that Mr Dwyer appears to take a second phone out of his pocket. He then enters the lift.

5.30pm Graham Dwyer comes out of the lift, goes towards the letterbox area and then leaves the apartment complex.

6.12pm Elaine O'Hara enters the apartment complex, goes to the letterbox and "removes something". Sgt Duggan says she appears to have a mobile phone in her hand. She enters the lift.

August 13, 2012

8.43am Elaine O'Hara enters the apartment complex and goes to letterbox.

10.15am Elaine O'Hara exits lift and opens the door of the complex for a tradesman.

11.11am The tradesman leaves the apartment complex.

12.38pm Elaine O'Hara leaves the apartment complex, carrying bags.

8.02pm Graham Dwyer enters the apartment complex.

8.12pm Graham Dwyer leaves carrying a backpack on his back - this portion of CCTV footage is shown to the jury on the same screen as trial exhibit 58, a rucksack retrieved from the Vartry reservoir at Roundwood, Co Wicklow, in September 2013.

August 15, 2012

7pm Graham Dwyer enters the apartment complex carrying a backpack.

7.36pm Elaine O'Hara enters the apartment complex, goes towards letterbox, walks towards lift - she enters the lift a minute later.

8.02pm Graham Dwyer leaves carrying a backpack. This portion of CCVT footage is shown to the jury on the same screen as trial exhibit 58, the rucksack found at Vartry reservoir.

8.10pm Elaine O'Hara leaves the apartment complex.

August 22, 2012 - the day Elaine O'Hara goes missing

Irish Independent

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