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Australia Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards threatened to kill flatmate over wife affair, court told

02:26  03 december  2019
02:26  03 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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The Claremont serial killings is the name given by the media to a case involving the disappearance of an Australian woman, aged 18, and the killings of two others, aged 23 and 27, in 1996-1997.

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Accused Claremont serial killer, Bradley Edwards, threatened to kill his former flatmate in a 1996 phone call, in which he accused the man of having an affair with his wife, the WA Supreme Court has been told.

The man, whose name has been suppressed, told the court he had "feared for his life" some months earlier after Edwards had walked in and found him kissing the woman, who also cannot be named, at their Huntingdale home, in 1995.

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He told the court he moved out a few weeks later, claiming the last contact he'd had with Edwards was the threatening phone call.

"He [Edwards] accused me of having an affair with [the wife]," the man said.

"I said to him 'I thought that was plain and clear to see'. "He said, 'I'll kill you'. I said, 'Well you know where I live, you've got my address'."

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Edwards, 50, a former Telstra technician, is charged with the wilful murder of Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23 and Ciara Glennon, 27.

The women all disappeared from the Claremont entertainment precinct between January 27, 1996 and March 15, 1997, after enjoying nights out with friends.

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It is the state's case that Edwards violently attacked the three women during emotionally turbulent times in his life.

Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer all disappeared from Claremont in the 1990s. © Picture: ABC News Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer all disappeared from Claremont in the 1990s. Prosecutors have tried to link the timing of Ms Spiers's disappearance to Edwards's separation from his first wife, and his discovery that the woman was pregnant with the former housemate's child to the alleged murder of Ms Rimmer on June 9, 1996.

Salacious testimony of romance with a tradie 

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The ex- wife of accused Claremont killer Bradley Edwards has testified in court about how their relationship unravelled. Bradley Robert Edwards ’ defence team has attempted to poke holes in the so- called Prosecutors allege it was Australia Day and Edwards killed Ms Spiers later that night.

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But it was the housemate's testimony that was the most salacious, contradicting that of Edward's first wife who had told the court she had not commenced a sexual relationship with the man until the end of 1995, and that the kissing incident, which Edwards walked in on, had simply involved hugging and a kiss on the cheek.

Speaking via video link from the UK, the man told the WA court he had met Edwards's wife while he was a contractor, undertaking renovations at her workplace and had turned up with a migraine.

She helped soothe his pain by offering him some paracetamol and food from the company's boardroom, and they began chatting, he said.

When she discovered the man had two children, she invited them to ride her horse at the agistment property, where she kept it and he accepted, taking them there that weekend.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Bradley Edwards is accused of killing Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer. (ABC News) © Provided by ABC NEWS Bradley Edwards is accused of killing Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer. (ABC News) The following weekend, the man told the court he invited Edward's wife to dinner at an Italian restaurant, in the upmarket Perth suburb of Mt Lawley, as a thank you.

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The pair went back to his house in Bassendean after dinner and engaged in consensual sex.

She was going to catch a taxi back to the marital home she shared with Edwards, in Huntingdale, but the man said he drove her instead.

"I said 'No, I don't trust taxis one bit','" he said.

"She asked me to drop her around the corner from where she lived … because she didn't want her husband finding out I had dropped her off."

The former flatmate told the court he feared for his life after Bradley Edwards caught him kissing his wife. © Picture: WA Supreme Court The former flatmate told the court he feared for his life after Bradley Edwards caught him kissing his wife. The man told the court that he was lonely and had been looking for companionship at the time after having just split from his wife.

"I was just trying to find someone to be with," he said.

 But the man proved, at times, to be an unreliable witness under cross-examination from Defence Counsel Paul Yovich SC.

He would become confused about dates and the times that specific events had occurred - He was even, at one point, unable to recall the year of his own daughter's birth.

The man initially told the court he had moved in with Edwards and his wife after the woman had visited him at his home and extended the invitation, but later he agreed with Mr Yovich that the conversation had happened at the couple's Huntingdale home, at the suggestion of both of them.

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'She was playing a dangerous game'

This was after the man had visited the home several times to have dinner with the couple and watch the television show The X-Files together.

His relationship with Edwards's wife continued in secret and they continued to have sex "when they could".

Bradley Edwards is defending three murder charges. © Picture: ABC News: Anne Barnetson Bradley Edwards is defending three murder charges. The man told the court that the woman would regularly slip out of Edwards's bed and into his on Sunday mornings to have sex while Edwards apparently remained asleep.

"She said he wouldn't wake up," he said.

"I thought she was playing a dangerous game."

The man verified the ex-wife's testimony last week that Edwards was spending long hours on his computer at the time, which was kept in a spare bedroom of the house.

"He'd come home from work, get changed and go on the computer, come out for a meal, then he'd go back in there again," the man said.

Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon all went missing from Claremont. © Picture: ABC News Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon all went missing from Claremont.

Caught in the act

The man said Edwards caught him and his wife kissing after she had come into the housemate's bedroom looking for some old photographs she stored in there.

"She showed me a photo of her winning Miss Wet T-Shirt competition at Bindoon [rock festival]," he said.

"We were laughing and she kissed me or I kissed her."

According to the man, the door opened which they were kissing a Bradley "put his head in".

"Bradley didn't say a thing, he just walked off," he said.

Edwards's wife ran after him and the flatmate could hear them having a "heated discussion", so he began to pack his possessions, fearing he had "overstepped the boundaries".

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Police appealed for public help on multiple occasions the find the missing girls Edwards is accused of murdering. © Picture: ABC News Police appealed for public help on multiple occasions the find the missing girls Edwards is accused of murdering. She came back to the room as he was packing and he told her he was leaving because "I feared for my life".

"She said, 'don't worry, it's sorted … Bradley doesn't want you to go'," he said.

Edwards then came into the room upset, he said.

"He said, 'I don't want you to go'. He was crying, I was crying, she was crying," he said.

Soon afterwards the man moved out.

Don Spiers (l) in front of a billboard appealing for help to find his missing daughter Sarah. © Picture: ABC News Don Spiers (l) in front of a billboard appealing for help to find his missing daughter Sarah. Earlier, the court heard testimony from two former colleagues of Edwards who worked with him at Telecom, which later became Telstra.

Robert Kinnear, who has worked for the company for nearly four decades, told the court Telstra technicians were routinely issued with clasp knives to undertake maintenance on telephone cabling.

A knife with a wooden handle bearing a Telecom logo was found on Woolcoot Road in Wellard, near where Ms Rimmer's body was discovered in August 1996.

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