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If you kill someone, you have to pay, I owe it to Michaela to fight to the very last: John McAreavey on his battle for justice

John McAreavey continues his fight for justice for Michaela. In a rare interview, he talks to Niamh Horan about what has helped and what's next

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John McAreavey and Michaela Harte prior to their wedding in 2011

John McAreavey and Michaela Harte prior to their wedding in 2011

John McAreavey

John McAreavey

John McAreavey and Michaela Harte prior to their wedding in 2011

In the age of 24-hour news, when people move on to the next story quicker than they pour their morning coffee, John McAreavey has been confronted with a strange kind of compassion fatigue.

It's almost 10 years since his late wife Michaela Harte's murder, and people wonder if it is time to 'move on'.

"A lot of people tend to think that, as time passes, you should just forget about things you know?" he says, incredulously. Last week he found "a lot of response coming through [on social media?] from people saying to 'get over this'".