Graham Dwyer trial judge to begin his charge to the jury this morning

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer

The judge in the trial of Graham Dwyer for the alleged murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara will begin his charge to the jury this morning.

Mr Dwyer (42), an architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering Ms O’Hara, who was aged 36, on August 22nd, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.

Ms O’Hara was last seen near Shanganagh cemetery at about 5.45pm on that date. Her remains were found in forestry on Killakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, on September 13th, 2013.

Some 197 witnesses gave evidence for the prosecution during the eight weeks of the trial at the Central Criminal Court.

The defence side called three witnesses and concluded its case on Wednesday.

Senior counsel for the defence and for the prosecution concluded their closing statements in the trial on Friday.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt is scheduled to begin his charge to the jury of seven men and five women at about 10.45am.