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Keith Johnston, Louise O’Connor outside the court in Dublin. Photo: Collins Courts

Keith Johnston, Louise O’Connor outside the court in Dublin. Photo: Collins Courts

Stephanie O’Connor outside the court in Dublin. Photo: Collins Courts

Stephanie O’Connor outside the court in Dublin. Photo: Collins Courts

Patricia O’Connor’s remains were found scattered in 2017

Patricia O’Connor’s remains were found scattered in 2017

Keith Johnston, Louise O’Connor outside the court in Dublin. Photo: Collins Courts

The jury in the Patricia O'Connor murder trial has begun reviewing CCTV footage of her family's movements outside their home on the day she was allegedly killed, and the weeks that followed.

The Central Criminal Court heard gardai watched a total of 343 hours of video from the front and back of the south Dublin house, captured by a neighbour's cameras over a two-week period in 2017.

The jury has been shown CCTV excerpts over the last three weeks of the trial and the clips are now being replayed in compilation.

Four people are on trial over Patricia O'Connor's death in 2017. Kieran Greene (34), then partner of her daughter Louise O'Connor, is charged with murder. Louise (41), her ex-partner Keith Johnston (41) and their daughter Stephanie O'Connor (22) are accused of impeding the murder investigation.

They all deny the charges.

Patricia O'Connor (61), a grandmother-of-seven, was allegedly murdered on May 29, 2017, at the house at Mountain View Park, Rathfarnham she shared with family including her daughter Louise, granddaughter Stephanie and Mr Greene.

Her dismembered remains were found scattered in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains between June 10 and 14 that year.

Stephanie O'Connor is accused of disguising herself as her grandmother after she died on May 29 to pretend that she was still alive, while Louise is accused of agreeing to this.

Mr Johnston is alleged to have assisted Mr Greene in buying implements to use in the concealment of Patricia's remains, and to have refurbished the bathroom at the house to destroy or conceal evidence.

Garda David Hamblyn said the O'Connors' neighbour provided him with his DVR system on June 14, 2017.

Garda Alan Thompson said he viewed recordings from 7am on May 29, 2017, to 2pm on June 12. He noted any activity from the O'Connors' house and compiled a chronological record.

In clips outside the front of the house on May 29, 2017, Stephanie O'Connor is seen wearing a maroon jacket with brown fur trim on the hood, a dark skirt, maroon leggings and runner boots, Gda Thompson said as the footage was played.

At 1.31pm, Patricia O'Connor is seen in the front garden with light hair and wearing a blue/green and white floral dress with pale shoes.

Suitcase

Patricia is seen going in the back door and closing it at 6.35pm. Kieran Greene is seen closing the downstairs' curtains at 6.53pm. Less than a minute later, Louise, Stephanie and the other children leave the house, returning at 9pm.

At 9.34pm a female is seen leaving the front of the house wearing a dark green coat, dark trousers and shoes, with a black suitcase in her right hand, walking quickly down the driveway and going left.

At 10.05pm, a female "appears from the side of the house and goes in the back door".

A minute later, the same female closes the back door.

The trial continues.