Northern Ireland

Michaela McAreavey killing - two men due in court

Michaela Harte married John McAreavey 12 days before she died
Image caption Michaela Harte married John McAreavey 12 days before she died

Two men accused of killing Michaela McAreavey, 27, in January are expected to appear in court in Mauritius later.

She was found strangled in the bathroom of her hotel room in Mauritius. She was on honeymoon with her new husband.

The young teacher was the daughter of Tyrone Gaelic Football manager Mickey Harte and thousands attended her funeral.

Two hotel workers are due to appear at a three-day pre-trial hearing.

It will decide whether the hotel employees should be tried for her murder.

If that goes ahead, the Director of Public Prosecution will decide if Michaela's husband John needs to attend the court to give evidence.

The couple had been married just 12 days before she was killed.

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