Dwyer guilty of murdering Elaine O’Hara

RTE news report Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

The jury of seven men and five women took just over seven and a half hours to find Dwyer guilty in a unanimous decision.

They began their deliberations on Tuesday afternoon.

The jury found that Dwyer stabbed Ms O’Hara to death on Kilakee Mountain in Rathfarnham on August 22 2012, the day she left a psychiatric hospital.

He sent her a series of texts in the days leading up to the killing.

He told her she would be punished for trying to kill herself without him.

He said she had a big punishment coming up – getting knifed in the guts and he told her to leave her iPhone at home, park her car at Shanganagh Park, make her way across the railway bridge, go down to the shore and wait.

Ms O’Hara was last seen in Shanganagh Park on 22 August 2012, making her way across the bridge.

Her skeletal remains were found on Kilakee Mountain in Rathfarnham 13 months later on 13 September 2013, the day of Dwyer’s birthday.

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