July 12, 2012 - Two men are cleared of the murder of Michaela McAreavey
January 2011 - How the story broke
- It was on the afternoon of January 10, 2011 that news first broke here in Ireland of a tragedy having befallen an Irish woman on holidays in Mauritius.
- Within a short space of time the identify of the deceased had been confirmed - the 27-year-old daughter of Tyrone GAA supremo Mickey Harte had lost her life just two weeks after marrying her childhood sweetheart, Down footballer John McAreavey.
- RTÉ Six One news covered the death of the popular primary school teacher in detail.
- Below: Michaela McAreavey and husband John pictured on their wedding day at St Malachy's Church in Ballymacilroy, Co Tyrone, December 30, 2010. Picture: Irish News / PA
- A post mortem examination confirmed that the 27-year-old had died violently
- As police in Mauritius questioned six suspects about the murder, her heartbroken father spoke out about the family's loss
- Below: Mickey Harte and sons Matthew (left) and Michael, speaking about Michaela's death at the family home outside Ballygawley in Co Tyrone. Picture: Press Association.
- Three men were charged in connection with Michaela's murder in the days that followed, with room attendant Avinash Treebhoowoon confessing while in police custody.
- Below: Suspect Sandip Mooneea, left, covers his face as he is escorted by a plainclothes policeman. Picture: AP
- Further details emerged from the case that shocked both Ireland and the holiday Indian Ocean nation.
- Meanwhile her devastated family, and the community of Ballygawley, prepared to pay their last respects.