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Jury in Elaine O'Hara trial to resume their deliberations tomorrow

CourtsBy Alan Sherry
Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara

THE jury in the Elaine O’Hara murder trial have been sent home for day and will continue their deliberations tomorrow.

Graham O’Dwyer from Kerrymount Close, Foxrock denies killing the childcare worker at Killakee in Dublin in August 2012.

The seven men and five women had deliberated for around two hours in total so far.

Judge Tony Hunt brought them back in this morning due to an oversight in his charge yesterday.

The clock stopped on their deliberations this morning as the judge brought them in to address evidence of Ms O’Hara’s psychiatric condition.

He said he shifted up a gear too quickly in his charge yesterday and forgot to recap some of the evidence.

He added that suicide is an issue in the case so he wanted to go through the testimony of retired psychiatrist Dr Matt Murphy who treated Ms O’Hara until her disappearance.

He also told the jury that circumstantial evidence can prove things beyond reasonable doubt.

The jury resumed their deliberations around 2.40pm today. He called them back in around 4pm to see if they had reached a verdict yet.

The foreman told him they hadn’t.

They have now been sent home for the day and will continue their deliberations in the morning.