Jury sent home in Graham Dwyer murder trial

Dublin architect accused of killing Elaine O’Hara, whose remains were found in 2013

Graham Dwyer, from Foxrock, Dublin is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. He has pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Graham Dwyer, from Foxrock, Dublin is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. He has pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

 

The jury in the trial of Dublin architect Graham Dwyer has been sent home until Tuesday due to the absence of one of the jurors this morning.

Mr Dwyer (42), a Dublin architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) in Co Dublin on August 22nd, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.

When the court sat at 11am, Judge Tony Hunt heard one of the jurors was absent. After retiring for several minutes to establish the circumstances, the judge told the jury he would give their colleague another day and hoped all would be well after that.

Legal argument is continuing in the absence of the jury.

Ms O’ Hara’s remains were found in the Dublin Mountains on September 13th, 2013.

The Central Criminal Court in Dublin heard yesterday that glasses and keys recovered in the Vartry reservoir in September 2013 belonged to Ms O’Hara.

Other items recovered by anglers and later by gardaí included a blue hoodie-type top, a white vest top, rusted chains with handcuffs, a blindfold, leg restraints, an item known as a ball gag and a harness used as a bondage restraint.

Knives, an inhaler and a rucksack were also recovered.

Some 58 witnesses have been heard in the first six days of the trial.