Closing statements due from defence lawyers in Michaela McAreavey trial

Trial lawyers for the two defendants in the Michaela McAreavey murder are due to make their closing statements in Mauritius today.

The prosecuting cousel delivered his final submission on Friday.

The nine members of the jury are expected to begin their deliberations on Thursday after they have been addressed by the presiding judge.

Two hotel workers - Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea - are charged with murdering the 27-year-old Co Tyrone woman.

Her death occurred while she was on honeymoon with her husband John in Mauritius in January of last year.