Episode 1 – Elaine O’Hara

In this, the premiere episode of the Mens Rea Podcast, we take a look at one of the most shocking crimes that captivated Ireland in recent years. Elaine O’Hara was a troubled woman who disappeared in 2012 and was presumed to have committed suicide. A year later, due to a series of coincidences, her body was found and a man with an appetite for the twisted was charged and convicted of her murder.

 

Sources:

Paul Williams, Almost the Perfect Murder: The Killing of Elaine O’Hara, the Extraordinary Garda Investigation and the Trial That Stunned the Nation (Penguin, 2015)

Ann O’Loughlin, http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/graham-dwyer-seeks-legal-aid-for-data-challenge-392466.html

Trish Laverty, http://www.98fm.com/Graham-Dwyer-Privacy-Challenge-Gets-Go-Ahead-

Kathryn Hayes, http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/marie-cassidy-state-pathologist-surprised-5914068

Allison O’Reilly, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3403821/Depraved-architect-jailed-murdering-woman-sexual-gratification-describes-50-shades-Graham-series-extraordinary-letters-female-pen-pal.html

Ralph Reigal http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ill-be-out-before-next-christmas-murderer-graham-dwyer-tells-fellow-inmates-35322032.html

Ralph Reigal http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/desperate-killer-graham-dwyer-is-begging-for-support-with-12-letters-a-week-35082217.html