'Devastated' family of Michaela to make long journey home
13/07/2012 - 07:18:22
Members of the McAreavey family are expected to return home this weekend from Mauritius.
The families of John and Michaela McAreavey yesterday issued a statement appealing for privacy after two men were acquitted of Michaela's murder.
They had denied the charges throughout an 8-week trial.
A forensic scientist had told the court there was no DNA evidence from either Avinash Treebhoowoon or Sandip Moneea in the hotel bedroom where the 27-year-old died.
Meanwhile lawyers for the two men acquitted of the murder say they will release evidence tomorrow that could be used to launch a new investigation.
Read more: Death in Mauritius: How the story unfolded (Storify)
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