Northern Ireland

Three in court over Michaela McAreavey murder

Sandip Moneea, 41, Raj Theekoy, 33, and Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, have been charged over the killing
Image caption Sandip Moneea, 41, Raj Theekoy, 33, and Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, have already been charged over the killing

Three men have appeared in court in Mauritius in connection with the murder of Michaela McAreavey last week.

The 27-year-old, daughter of Tyrone Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, was found strangled in her honeymoon hotel room in Grand Gaube.

Two men have already been charged with murder, one of whom has made a confession. Another man has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

Police said a fourth man detained was also a member of the hotel's staff.

Inspector Ranjit Jokhoo said that Dassen Narayanen works for hotel security. He is due to appear in court shortly.

The three men who have already appeared in court are Sandip Moneea, 41, Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, who are charged with murder and 33-year-old Raj Theekoy, who is charged with conspiracy to murder.

Mr Treebhoowoon has confessed to the killing.

They were remanded in custody.

Mrs McAreavey's funeral was held near her County Tyrone family home on Monday in the same church where she married her husband John on 30 December.

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