There were tense scenes in a Mauritius courtroom when the widower of a Northern Irish woman killed on her honeymoon spoke from the public gallery to claim the defence case contained "lies".
Michaela McAreavey was found strangled in her room at a luxury hotel on the island last January, just two weeks after her wedding.
Hotel employees Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon are on trial accused of Mrs McAreavey's murder.
During his testimony, her widower John broke down in the Port Louis court as he spoke about finding the body of his "wonderful" wife.
But he interjected from the public gallery on Monday as the defence case got under way amid claims Treebhoowoon was tortured to extract a fabricated confession.
Barrister Sanjeev Teeluckdharry had been outlining the allegations when Mr McAreavey spoke loudly: "Lies."
The defence lawyer did not react to the comment and continued with his opening address, insisting the claims of police brutality were central to the case.
"Ladies and gentlemen, whilst deciding you will ultimately and indirectly be sending a signal," he said.
"Do you want a police force who resorts to brutality to obtain a confession, or do you want a police force that adopts a scientific approach to criminal investigation?"
The claims - that Treebhoowoon was beaten, made to lie naked on a table and had his head plunged into a bucket of water during interrogation - have already been revealed in court.
Earlier in his statement, Mr Teeluckdharry accused 27-year-old Mr McAreavey of being "evasive and defensive" when he gave evidence.
He was also heavily critical of the police investigation, even going so far as to accuse officers of telling "blatant lies" to the court.
The lawyer told the jury that DNA tests carried out by a UK expert on swabs from Mrs McAreavey's body and the surrounding crime scene had found no link to the two accused.
Mr Teeluckdharry added that the police had not offered a sufficient explanation as to why Mr McAreavey's DNA was found on some samples.
Treebhoowoon, 31, and Moneea, 42, have both pleaded not guilty to murdering the Irish language and religious education teacher from Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.
The trial continues.