Crime

Dead couple’s home splattered with blood, court told

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 14/07/2004, pg. 4

A GOONDIWINDI couple was bashed, put in a car boot, then taken to an isolated paddock and shot several times, a court was told yesterday.

Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne told Toowoomba Supreme Court the attack in the early hours of December 23, 2002, at Sharon Clark’s home, left the couple’s bedroom furniture, […]

Murder jury fails to reach verdict

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 21/11/2003, pg. 4

A MAN who allegedly strangled his former girlfriend, and left her naked body tied by the neck to a tree in Toowoomba, will face a new trial after a Supreme Court jury could not reach a unanimous verdict yesterday.

The jury returned at 11.30am yesterday after retiring at 11am on Wednesday to consider […]

Glass fragments tie man to scene

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 11/11/2003, pg. 7

TINY fragments of glass found in a bed and in jean pockets tied an accused man to the scene of the brutal murder of a woman in Toowoomba at Easter last year, Toowoomba Supreme Court was told yesterday.

Tarmara June Smith, 25, was found naked, tied by the neck with a […]

Accused let victim die, court told

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 26/03/2003, pg. 11

A MAN who gave a bag containing a tomahawk to his friend, who used it to kill another man, was guilty of murder because he was voluntarily present and did nothing to prevent the death, a court was told yesterday.

Daniel Michael Hallin, 23, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges including the […]

Accused is not killer, court told

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 25/03/2003, pg. 8

A DEFENCE barrister admitted his client was guilty of armed robbery

in company, deprivation of liberty, being an accessory after the fact and interfering with a corpse, a court was told yesterday.

But the barrister said his client had not been charged with these offences.

Instead, Daniel Michael Hallin had been charged with […]

Brothers face court

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 06/02/2002, pg. 11

A TOOWOOMBA man who was allegedly killed because of drug debts could have had his head or limbs severed while he was still alive, a court was told.

The headless, limbless body of Nicholas James Moore, 22, was found floating in Lockyer Creek at Helidon on May 5 last year.

Two brothers, Mark […]