Michaela McAreavey murder lawyer very confident in "new evidence" as case is re-examined 3 months ago

Michaela McAreavey murder lawyer very confident in "new evidence" as case is re-examined

Michaela McAreavey was murdered in 2011.

The lawyer looking for justice for the 2011 murder of Michaela McAreavey has said he is "very confident" with the new progress in the case.

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It was revealed yesterday that the Mauritian government has agreed to re-examine the case, 10 years since the tragedy.

Dick Ng Sui Wa said that a new team are taking on the case, giving it "fresh eyes" to find out what happened on the day Michaela was killed.

Ng Sui Wa told the Irish Mirror: “We are still fighting. I think we still have an excellent team. I am very confident with this new team.”

Michaela McAreavey's funeral book

"I am very hopeful. There will be new evidence."

"But I cannot say anything, the investigation is being led with the utmost confidentiality."

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Michaela, Mickey Harte's only daughter, was killed by strangulation in her hotel room in Mauritius during her honeymoon with her new husband John.

The 27 year old had only been married for just over a week when she was attacked in the room on January 10th 2011.

Two former hotel workers Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon were acquitted in 2012 and a new probe was announced last August, but no evidence came from it.

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill confirmed the news that the case was being re-examined, which was welcomed by Michaela's widow John.

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John said: "A significant step in the right direction. Thank you Michelle and Arlene."