Dwyer trial defence wraps up in 30 minutes with three witnesses

Dwyer trial defence wraps up in 30 minutes with three witnesses

Defence evidence has concluded in Graham Dwyer's trial for the alleged murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara.

The architect of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock denies murdering the 36 year old at Killakee mountain in Dublin on August 22nd 2012.

The defence was finished in under 30 minutes. Three witnesses were called including two sheep farmers who couldn't recall dead sheep on their lands beside model flying clubs in Roundwood and Shankill in April 2011.

There was also Mary Crosbie who recalled "quite clearly" visiting her mother's grave in Shanganagh cemetery at around 5pm on the day of the alleged murder

She said there were very few people there and as she headed back to the car park she saw a 'biggish' woman with mousey hair face down on the edge of the graves crying very loudly.

The court heard the woman was wearing casual clothes. She said the woman was not beside a new grave and it struck her that the woman was not recently bereaved - and the image never left her mind.

She said it was all very strange and after reading newspaper reports about Elaine O'Hara's remains being found in the Dublin mountains she contacted gardaí.

After weeks all the evidence has concluded in the trial, and tomorrow the jury will begin hearing closing speeches from the prosecution and then the defence.

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