Friday 19 January 2018

Harte keeps busy on the sideline as Michaela prosecution set to wrap up

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte watching his team beating Armagh yesterday
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte watching his team beating Armagh yesterday
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte watching his team beating Armagh yesterday
John McAreavey, husband of Michaela McAreavey, arrives at the supreme court in Port Louis, Mauritius, to give evidence on day twelve of the trial. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 6, 2012. See PA story IRISH McAreavey. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Sandip Mooneea, arrives at the supreme court in Port Louis, Mauritius, on day thirteen of the trial for the murder of Michaela McAreavy who was murdered on her honeymoon a year ago. Photo: PA
Avinash Treebhoowoon was interrogated without a lawyer, the Michaela McAreavey murder trial has ben told
Raj Theekoy, the prosecution's star witness in the Michaela McAreavey murder trial, and his wife, Manisha, outside the Mauritian Supreme Court yesterday
Michaela Harte Ulster Rose and her escort Barry Mollaghan from Longford get set for the Rose Ball .. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - domnickwalsh@eircom.net www.dwalshphoto.com
Murdered Michaela McAreavey and her husband John on their wedding day (Irish News/PA)

Cormac McQuinn and Louise Hogan

TYRONE manager Mickey Harte was busy on the sidelines yesterday -- far from the ongoing murder trial in Mauritius over the tragic death of his daughter Michaela.

Mr Harte was busy instructing his players as Tyrone beat Armagh in the Ulster football championship yesterday.

His son-in-law John McAreavey has been keeping watch in the Mauritian Supreme Court, where former hotel workers Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea deny murdering his late wife Michaela McAreavey during their honeymoon on the holiday island.

The prosecution team is likely to wrap up its case in the next few days.

Prosecutor Mehdi Manrakhan is expected to call Dr Sunil Kumar Gungadin, who carried out the post-mortem after her body was found in a hotel room at the Legends Hotel.

Several senior police officers are also expected to take the stand including former Superintendent Yusef Sootun who was in charge of the major crime investigation team (MCIT) at the time of Michaela's death. The MCIT has been accused of brutality against Mr Treebhoowoon.

The defence team will have an opportunity to outline their case after the prosecution wraps up. The defence lawyer is expected to call as many as 20 witnesses.

Irish Independent

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