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Text to Elaine told how 'no-one caught Raonaid's killer'


Graham Dwyer

Graham Dwyer

Graham Dwyer

A MAN the State claims was Graham Dwyer told Elaine O'Hara he was not afraid of getting caught if he stabbed a random woman to death as no one was ever convicted of killing Raonaid Murray, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The architect is also alleged to have told the 36-year-old he had found a "pretty attractive young female estate agent" who he could rape before stabbing over and over.

The claims were made in thousands of text messages between Ms O'Hara's iPhone and an 083 number - alleged to have been used by Mr Dwyer - which were being read to the jury by prosecutor Sean Guerin SC.

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

Referring to the iPhone as "She" and the 083 phone as "He", Mr Guerin outlined how the man and Ms O'Hara discussed graphic BDSM sex, her desire for love and a baby which "He" agreed to give Ms O'Hara as a "reward for helping me stab a girl to death".

'We need to plan it," he texts on August 2, 2011.

"We need new untraceable pay-as-you-go phone. You make appointment to see estate agent at remote cottage. Need fake names and just say we are teachers."

Later that day, he said: "I found empty house close by. Pretty attractive young female estate agent, Rowena Quinn"

Mr Guerin reminded the jury Ms Quinn had given evidence earlier in the trial.

"We must check escape route for cameras," he added, after texting Ms O'Hara the number and address.

"Sir, I think it is too close to home," Ms O'Hara replies. "Just had a look at the map. Too dangerous for me sir. Too close to where I work," she added.

"I think it will be okay," he replies. "Non-traceable phone. Fake names and off we go. Hammer her while her back is turned. Cover her head. Drag her into a back room. Gag, rape her. Stab her over and over. Stomach, chest, side, tits. Turn her over and stab her back and slit her throat.

"Then go back to yours and celebrate. Knock you up."

Later that month she tells 'Sir' she's too emotional to go "hunting" for a 'random' and warns 'Sir' about leaving DNA from body hair, pubic hair or spit. He might get caught by forensics or by an eye witness, she texts.

"No one was ever caught for Raonaid Murray or the homeless woman in the Phoenix Park," he replies.

"True... hope for your sake you won't," she texts him.

"I won't. It'll be all over the news. Can I trust you to keep mouth shut," he asks.

"Yes," she replies.

Irish Independent