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Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise - June 30th On CBS Reality
By James W, Monday 24th June 2013

Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise June 30th on CBS Reality will re-examine the murder of Michaela McAreavey whilst on honeymoon in Mauritius last year, an event which continues to make headlines across the world, in the UK and back at home in Northern Ireland where the couple lived.

Michaela McAreavey was a well-known figure in Northern Ireland. The 27 year old teacher was the daughter of the all-conquering Gaelic Football manager, Mickey Harte. The game is hugely popular in Ireland and her father’s team success meant she was in the public eye from an early age. Her profile continued to grow and she became the nation’s sweetheart when she went on to win the Rose of Tralee. A strict Catholic, Michaela started dating top footballer John McAreavey and they were seen as the golden couple in the media and public at large. Their wedding day was widely reported in Ireland’s glossy magazines and newspapers.

It was on day three of their honeymoon on the tropical island of Mauritius that Michaela was brutally murdered. Her husband John was arrested for her murder but within hours was released. Over the course of the following 18 months the police arrested and prosecuted two hotel workers for her murder. The accused both claimed that their confessions were forced out of them. The jury agreed and the pair was later acquitted. Now the spotlight has turned on the police failings within the case and has thrown up a new suspect.

Donal MacIntyre says: "The case of Michaela McAreavey’s brutal murder has never been solved despite there being an unprecedented amount of attention and speculation surrounding it. We’re going to be drilling into the details of the case, the aftermath, the investigation and the court case and asking what lessons can be learned and what options are left to the family and investigators in the future”.

Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise will re-examine the evidence using interviews, access to the crime scene and access to new and recently released court case files. The documentary will set out to analyse the evidence, speak to those involved in the case and explore the different viewpoints to highlight why this murder has so far remained unsolved.

Sam Rowden, Director of Programming and New Media, and commissioner of the documentary for CBS Reality, said: "We are very excited to have our first commission and are very proud to have Donal onboard. He is a tenacious and engaging investigative journalist famed for uncovering crises in the care system and exposing Brixton muggings. This documentary is a perfect fit with CBS Reality and our crime genre loving viewers who will relate to Donal’s inherent curiosity and unstoppable quest for the truth".

Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise June 30th only on CBS Reality.


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