Mauritius defence refuses to comment on 'how people feel'
The trial in Mauritius of the men accused of the murder of the Tyrone woman Michaela McAreavey was adjourned for a time this morning because of heated exchanges between defence and prosecution lawyers.
Counsel for the prosecution objected several times to the personal line of questioning being pursued.
On Thursday, there was loud laughter in the court in response to the flamboyant style of questioning from defence barrister Ravi Rutnah.
BBC reporter Natasha Sayee said members of the Harte and McAreavey families had appeared visibly upset by the atmosphere.
On Friday, she asked Mr Rutnah if he thought his approach was causing laughter in court and could be distressing to the family.