Dwyer lodges appeal against murder conviction

By: William O’Toole

Graham Dwyer has lodged an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

Speaking today, the Courts Services confirmed that Dwyer’s solicitors have served formal notice of his intention to appeal the conviction.

The architect was found guilty of the murder of the childcare worker after a trial that lasted over two months.

Dwyer was given 21 days in which to appeal the conviction and today was the last day that an appeal could have been made.

It is understood that the appeal is likely to focus around the mobile phone evidence produced by the prosecution, his questioning while in custody, and the evidence given by Darci Day, via video link.

Last month, defence counsel, Remy Farrell, had applied for free legal aid for Dwyer in the event of an appeal being lodged.

 

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