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John McAreavey and wife Michaela Harte are seen on their wedding day at St. Malacheys Church Ballymacilrory on December 30, 2010.

John McAreavey and wife Michaela Harte are seen on their wedding day at St. Malacheys Church Ballymacilrory on December 30, 2010.

Michaela and John McAreavey outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Michaela and John McAreavey outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

John and Michaela McAreavey at the Giant's Causeway in north Antrim

John and Michaela McAreavey at the Giant's Causeway in north Antrim

John McAreavey and his late wife Michaela McAreavey

John McAreavey and his late wife Michaela McAreavey

A wedding picture on the front of the Order of Service at Michaela McAreavey's funeral

A wedding picture on the front of the Order of Service at Michaela McAreavey's funeral

Michaela McAreavey's widower John and her father Mickey Harte   follow her  coffin at St Malachy's church outside Ballygawley

Michaela McAreavey's widower John and her father Mickey Harte follow her coffin at St Malachy's church outside Ballygawley

Michaela McAreavey

Michaela McAreavey

Michaela McAreavey's father Mickey Harte (left) and widower John McAreavey (right) follow her coffin as it is carried to St Malachy's church

Michaela McAreavey's father Mickey Harte (left) and widower John McAreavey (right) follow her coffin as it is carried to St Malachy's church

Michaela McAreavey's husband John wears his wedding ring as the cortege makes its way to the church

Michaela McAreavey's husband John wears his wedding ring as the cortege makes its way to the church

Michaela and John McAreavey outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Michaela and John McAreavey outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Poignant message and flowers from Michaela McAreavey's family

Poignant message and flowers from Michaela McAreavey's family

John McAreavey and wife Michaela on their wedding day at St Malachy's Church

John McAreavey and wife Michaela on their wedding day at St Malachy's Church

The heartbroken husband of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey says he has been left totally devastated

The heartbroken husband of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey says he has been left totally devastated

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attends the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attends the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.

John McAreavey and wife Michaela Harte are seen on their wedding day at St. Malacheys Church Ballymacilrory on December 30, 2010.

The grieving husband of honeymoon murder victim Michaela Harte McAreavey will have to return to the island where she died.

John McAreavey will give evidence nextyear at the trial of two men charged with his wife's killing in Mauritius.

The Irish Independent revealed last week that hotel workers Avinash Treebhowon and Sandip Moneea were formally charged with the newlywed's murder on Friday.

Previously the pair were facing provisional charges, but the Director of Public Prosecutions in Mauritius has now lodged the case against them with the Supreme Court.

A trial date has yet to be announced. However, lawyers said it is expected in the new year.

The suspects have been in jail since Michaela's body was found in the five-star Legends hotel on January 10.

Mr McAreavey is listed as a witness in the case and, although he did not have to travel to give evidence at the preliminary inquiry held during the summer, he will be asked to attend the trial.

Michaela's body was discovered in the honeymoon suite she shared with her husband.

Police believe she had interrupted a thief who was rifling through her belongings.

A post-mortem showed that the beauty queen daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte had been strangled.

Belfast Telegraph


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