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Michaela McAreavey

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Pretty disgusting that defence lawyers would try to smear the name of an innocent murder victim: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...

If I was her husband or father I wouldn't be able to listen to that. Absolutely horrific.

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That trial seems a total farce

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Moliere walks into a bar, barman says: why the long farce?

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Exactly what I thought Deci, the defence lawyer reckoned it was pivotal to the defence, what was he insinuating? Misadventure? Clutching at straws at best.

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Its pretty vile... a copy of cosmo is a sex book!??!?

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An earlier report mentioned a 'sex manual'. It transpired it was some lovers guide type insert in Cosmopolitan mag. A desperate attempt by the defence

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That poor girl's murder is one of the saddest stories Ive ever heard.

I hopethe family find some comfort and closure when the killers are put away. Absolutely horrendous thing to happen.

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Saw that adorn the front page of a few red tops this morning. I hope the Mayans are right.

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Harrowing for the family to go through it all again.

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FUCKING SCUM - that poor girl :(

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It looks like the defence barrister thinks he's a bit of a lad and is trying to make a name for himself.

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amazed the judge let that sort of questioning happen. can't see the relevance to the case.

scummy antics from the barrister.

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I agree fwiw.

I wonder is he trying to come up with some scenario with either a jealous husband kills her or she was up to no good with other men and one of them killed her?

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Probably angling for kinky sex game got out of hand with the accused and going for a lesser charge of manslaughter

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playfordtoday @ 9:43 a.m.
It looks like the defence barrister thinks he's a bit of a lad and is trying to make a name for himself.

playfordtoday @ 9:50 a.m.
I agree fwiw.
I wonder is he trying to come up with some scenario with either a jealous husband kills her or she was up to no good with other men and one of them killed her?

I agree. He is definitely trying to make a name for himself with such a high profile case. I was thinking he was going down that road too Playford. Reeks of desperation on the defense's part. That poor family have been through enough without this sort of shit being allowed to happen.

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RJ Macready
today @ 10:09 a.m.

Probably angling for kinky sex game got out of hand with the accused and going for a lesser charge of manslaughter

Its two hotel staff charged. So dunno if they are going for a reduced charge that way, seems a bit much that she was cheating on husband on honeymoon in a 3 way with 2 hotel staff?. Unless they are saying it was the husband who was up to kinky goings on with her and it got out of hand that way.

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Decks a lawyer what's his take on this?

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This is nothing but bulshit, an excruciating attempt at a 'defence'. The only thing trying to be done here is plant seeds in the jurys heads about credability and an attempt at targeting reasonable doubt through it.

Woeful.

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"On Thursday, there was loud laughter in the court from members of the public, police officers, law students and a number of jurors in response to the flamboyant style of questioning from defence barrister Ravi Rutnah."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...

It sounds like yer fella Ravi is an absolute nut, I don't think its just having a go at the credability of witnesses (husband is taking the stand later on according to this?). He sounds nuts enough that its part of some wider insanity he has cooked up.

The fact the judge has allowed this kind of antics in his courtroom is another thing.

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Theres a backlog of witnesses so think the husband won't be giving evidence until later in the week

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I was referring to the credability of the deceased, not the witnesses

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www.u.tv/News/No-DNA-e...

No DNA evidence apparently.

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From the start I never thought it was them.

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The whole thing is a farce. That 'atmosphere' in court is ridiculous, can a judge not clear the gallery in such a case? No DNA linking them to the room means they didn't shed any hair or blood in the room surely? Or if it was it wasn't detected. It doesn't mean they were never in the room.

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They use of keycards must be central to all this? Is there a record of room being accessed by what card at what time?

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was thinking that playford. That would be the actual 'crux' to the case - makes it almost certain that there was a staff link to the murder.

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Have the defendants been provided with this guy by the state? Sounds like he is totally inept tbh which would be lovely for Mauritius if these guys went down and it was all forgotten about as soon as possible. Last thing they need is a Maddie McCann like thing hanging over them as tourism (largely from honeymooners I suspect) would make up a large whack of their income.

Not sure why he would want to make a name for himself as an incompetent idiot.

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It's hard to make any judgement on cases when your only hearing bits and pieces.

Judges usually say to a jury that a trial is like watching a play broken down into acts, that you can't really make up your mind until you have seen all of the acts.

The state clearly has a huge vested interest in it being the two hotel workers, getting them sent down and business as usual.

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Harrowing for the family to sit through the giddy atmosphere in court...this is is devastating

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I'm just surprised the judge hasn't knocked it on the head. weird.

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It is no surprise that he is casting doubt over the husband. Husband always the prime suspect initially in a case like that. I agree totally that it is horrible for him and the family but unfortunately court cases will often be cruel to those who are already suffering.

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I just hope in the pressure to get someone lifted for this they havent lifted the wrong ones and roughed them up to get confessions.

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May they rot in hell for that.

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I'd be interested to see all the evidence against the hotel workers. A keycard really isn't a lot to go on. Anyone can grab someone else's keycard and use it. I'm not saying they didn't do it but they deserve a fair trial. With no DNA, and a lot of circumstantial evidence and claims of confessions being forced out of them it could actually be difficult to convict these guys.

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And chances of someone being in a room, struggling with someone, and not shedding any DNA at all is verging on impossible. We constantly shed skin and hair. The lack of DNA could be bad police work rather than lack of the hotel workers presence. This is definitely not an open and shut affair.

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defence lawyer has withdrawn due to attacks on his "personal integrity"- what integrity? fucker

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Monday 28 May 2012 @ 1:09 p.m.

And chances of someone being in a room, struggling with someone, and not shedding any DNA at all is verging on impossible. We constantly shed skin and hair. The lack of DNA could be bad police work rather than lack of the hotel workers presence. This is definitely not an open and shut affair.

That's just not true, this isnt CSI and anyway If they were hotel workers how much weight would be on finger prints or trace evidence (hair, material from uniforms etc) unless it was skin under her finger nails etc. Was she found in a bath as well? so water and detergent?

People expect crazy things from tv, another example you cant date someones death really to more than 4-6 hrs so columbos "so you could have left the house between 12.30 and 12.45" is nonsense.

That defence barrister was out of order and moreso the judge for failing to stop his courtroom becoming a circus.

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Are you denying there is a lack of evidence? I'm not saying they didn't do it but it is appearing to be difficult to prove.

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christ, the defense are shocking. Yesterday they tried to imply the possibility that the death was the result of erotic asphyxiation!!!! How McAreavey didn't jump out of the gallery and knock the shite out of the lawyer is commendable.

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Heard the hotel staff were more concerned with preserving its reputation than catching the killers.

Imagine there could be couples honeymooning in the room where the life was choked outta that poor girl.

Horrendous case that. Still cant get over it. Buried in her wedding dress.

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i dont know how her husband keeps his cool

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Juries out - hopefully they find them two lying cunts guilty

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They should lock up their legal team too. Cold mutha fuckers.

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I haven't been following this much but did it not come out that they were framing those two to save the tourist industry/image of the area? (Gross generalisation but you know what i mean)

Sorry, I'm probably jumpin to conclusions/listening to the voices in my head but I could've sworn that the groom was now in the frame, non?

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No hes not in the frame at all. One of the defendants has suggested he was tortured into giving a confession but sure what else is he going to say when hiis on the line. 2 lying bastards and the defence lawyer should be ashamed of himself with some of his conduct in the court

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*his life

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I'd be highly dubious about any verdict reached to be honest. Difficult to call them lying bastards Tonzer, there was none of any of their DNA at the crime scene.

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Is Wayne Brady gonna have to....

Ew, maybe not.

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Avinash Treebhowoon & Sandip Monnea found NOT guilty of the murder of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius

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No big shock there i find it hard to believe the struggle that took place they couldnt gather up any dna

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fuck me thats wild!

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