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Allison Morris and Darragh MacIntyre

Allison Morris and Darragh MacIntyre performed a collection of interviews in Mauritius for the three-part documentary, Homicide In Paradise

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One of many males cleared of murdering Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius in 2011 has spoken concerning the killing in a brand new BBC documentary.

Sandip Moneea, a former employee on the luxurious lodge the place the County Tyrone girl died on honeymoon, denied any involvement in her homicide.

In Homicide in Paradise, it was put to Mr Moneea that some police nonetheless regard him as a suspect within the case.

Mr Moneea replied: “I do not know why they arrive and harass me.

“They do not have the precise,” he added.

Mrs McAreavey, the 27-year-old daughter of former Tyrone GAA supervisor Mickey Harte, was discovered strangled in a shower, 12 days after her marriage to John McAreavey.

After a seven-week trial in 2012, lodge staff Sandip Moneea and co-worker Avinash Treebhoowoon have been discovered not responsible of her homicide.

Sandip Moneea

Sandip Moneea denies any involvement within the homicide

Mr Moneea was requested immediately if he had something to do with the homicide.

“No, no. Truthfully I’ve nothing to do [with it],” he mentioned.

“I am unhappy. I am very unhappy. A teenager, a younger couple are available my nation, in my lodge the place I work and he or she is useless.”

Requested what he thinks occurred to her, he mentioned: “It is tough for me to say one thing as a result of actually I used to be not there.”

The prime minister of Mauritius on the time of the homicide was Dr Navin Ramgoolam.

He denied placing undue strain on the police to attempt to safe a conviction to guard the island’s tourism trade.


Dr Navin Ramgoolam was prime minister in 2011

“It is all garbage,” Dr Ramgoolam instructed the documentary workforce.

“I am unable to give directions to the commissioner of police, however I may give him some indications that this is a vital case, he should ensure that we get the responsible particular person.

“That is okay. What’s incorrect with that?”

One of many two males who went on trial for the homicide in 2012, Avinash Treebhoowoon, made a confession whereas in custody however later insisted it was a results of being overwhelmed by police.

A former deputy commissioner of police in Mauritius, Heman Jangi, instructed the documentary: “There could also be some instances the place police have used torture or one thing like that.

“However on this specific case, I can guarantee you 100% no police brutality had been used.”

The lawyer common in Mauritius, Maneesh Gobin, insisted the authorities on the island haven’t given up on the case.

“As time goes by, it turns into increasingly more tough, after all, however justice must be executed and should even be seen to be executed,” Mr Gobin mentioned.

Mark Harte

John McAreavey mentioned new proof was wanted for any case to proceed

Developments within the case are being watched intently by the household of Michaela McAreavey.

Her brother, Mark Harte, instructed the documentary: “To my final day, this marketing campaign will probably be pursued seeking justice for Michaela in no matter kind that comes.”

He not too long ago held talks in Dublin with the Irish minister for international affairs, Micheál Martin. Additionally on the assembly have been John McAreavey and his sister Claire McAreavey, who’s a lawyer.

Relations went to Mauritius in April 2017 and provided a reward of 2m Mauritian rupees (£44,000) for data.

Mr McAreavey mentioned: “In the end we’d like contemporary and compelling new proof with the intention to proceed.”

Within the three-part collection Darragh MacIntyre and Allison Morris performed a collection of interviews in inspecting what occurred throughout the trial in 2012.

Additionally they study occasions since, together with the loss of life of a witness within the case, Raj Theekoy.

Legal professionals who represented the 2 accused males within the 2012 trial are additionally interviewed.

The documentary workforce was given entry to authentic case recordsdata and a few crime scene reconstruction images.

Homicide In Paradise will probably be proven on Monday 10 April at 10.30 BST on BBC One NI. The complete collection will probably be accessible on the BBC iPlayer.

An eight-part podcast collection entitled Assume Nothing: Homicide In Paradise begins on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds on Saturday 29 April.

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