Australia Murder trial aborted for man accused of killing Rebecca Delalande, who had link to missing teen Lisa Brown

08:05  05 december  2019
08:05  05 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Accused killer admits stealing bookies' takings

  Accused killer admits stealing bookies' takings Terry Hickson was called to give evidence in his Supreme Court trial this morning after pleading not guilty to the 1989 killing. Mr Hickson said he went to the Dapto dog races early on the December 21 to steal from local bookmakers while they were at dinner."I used to open their boots at the course to steal their money out of their book bags to get funds."He said the third car that night belonged to Mr Skarratt."I have no recollection but it's obvious that I must have cut my finger... I can't recall bleeding; however I must have been," he said."I lifted the boot up and there's my blood on his boot.

A woman and two children have been reported missing after leaving Kings Beach on the Sunshine He said Ms Delalande did have contact with some members of her family but her mother, who The trial is set down for two weeks. Marine deserter accused of murder caught in surprise hiding place .

A Perth man accused of murdering his then-partner almost two decades ago told a friend he had burned the young mother' s body in a 44-gallon drum, a jury has been told. Chris Blennerhassett looked dazed when he appeared in court, charged with the murder of Rebecca Anne Delalande .

a person posing for the camera: Rebecca Delalande disappeared 18 years ago and her body has never been found. (Supplied: WA Police)© Provided by ABC NEWS Rebecca Delalande disappeared 18 years ago and her body has never been found. (Supplied: WA Police) The trial of a Perth man accused of a cold case murder 18 years ago has been abandoned amid revelations new information has been uncovered about the disappearance of the alleged victim.

Chris Blennerhassett, 46, has been on trial in the Supreme Court for the past three days accused of fatally assaulting 23-year-old Rebecca Delalande at a house in Armadale in November 2001.

In an opening address, prosecutor Ben Stanwix said Ms Delalande's disappearance came to light in 2017, when police were conducting a cold case review of the investigation into another missing woman, 19-year-old Lisa Brown, who vanished from the streets of Highgate in November 1998.

Man accused of killing homeless man in NSW also wanted over a death in Queensland

  Man accused of killing homeless man in NSW also wanted over a death in Queensland A man arrested for allegedly killing a man sleeping rough in northern New South Wales is now wanted for arrest by Queensland police for allegedly killing another homeless man on the Sunshine Coast. Authorities were called to Jack Evans Boat Harbour Park at Tweed Heads last Friday after a couple walking their dog found the body of 56-year-old Andrew Whyte Murray in a sleeping bag. The accused man was due to face court today charged with the Byron Bay man's murder.

A cold case review of a high-profile missing person investigation led to the discovery of the alleged murder of another woman, who was never reported as missing , the WA Supreme Court hears.

POLICE have charged a 45-year-old man with the murder of missing woman Rebecca Anne Delalande . Cold Case Homicide Squad detectives began searching a Bayswater The young mother had one son who was six years old at the time she went missing . He has been raised by her family.

Mr Stanwix said as part of the original investigation into Ms Brown, Ms Delalande, who was a sex worker, reported to police that she had been violently sexually assaulted around the same time and area, after getting into a man's car.

The cold case officers tried to contact Ms Delalande again, but could find no trace of her.

Murder charge after housemate's testimony

The court heard after getting information that she had been in a relationship with Mr Blennerhassett, police spoke to him, but he claimed the last time he saw her was when he dropped her off on Beaufort Street and made it clear he did not want any further contact with her.

But he was charged with murder after a man who was sharing a house with him at the time of Ms Delalande's disappearance claimed Mr Blennerhassett told him he had struck her to the head and she was dead.

Marine deserter accused of murder caught in surprise hiding place

  Marine deserter accused of murder caught in surprise hiding place A Marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend has been captured in his mother's Virginia home - the very place where he allegedly killed the man nearly three weeks ago .Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was arrested in Franklin County near the town of Hardy, about 15 kilometres east of Roanoke, authorities said.He'd been on the run since November 9, the day authorities allege he killed 54-year-old Rodney Brown at the same home.The arrest came after investigators received information that caused them to refocus on the residence, acting US Marshal Brad Sellers told reporters.

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of missing mother Rebecca Anne Ms Delalande was 23 when she went missing after a dental appointment on November 5, 2001. But he would not reveal details of any links between the accused man and this site, where it’ s believed

A Perth man has been charged with murder over the disappearance of Rebecca Delalande after she was last seen at a home on Fortunella Grove in They thought she had gone to make a new life for herself and left an adoptive family to raise her six-year-old son. Ms Delalande ' s mother Doreena

Mr Stanwix said the man also alleged Mr Blennerhassett had told him he had burnt Ms Delalande's body in a 44-gallon drum.

Mr Blennerhassett denied killing Ms Delalande, with his lawyer Justine Fisher telling the court she lived "a high-risk lifestyle" that included using and selling drugs and working as a street prostitute.

Ms Fisher also suggested the housemate who claimed her client had confessed to him — and who she described as "crucial" to the state's case — was "neither a reliable or truthful witness".

'Developments' force trial to be aborted

Today, after legal argument heard in a closed court, Justice Michael Corboy brought the jurors back into the courtroom and told them there had been some "developments" in the case.

"In the course of the first few days, evidence has come to light about the disappearance of Ms Delalande that requires further investigation," he said.

"It is necessary the trial be terminated to enable further inquiries to be undertaken."

Justice Corboy has officially discharged the jury.

The case was adjourned until tomorrow for further legal argument and Mr Blennerhassett was remanded in custody.

Teen appears in court charged with murder of Melbourne grandfather .
A teenager has appeared in court charged with murder of a 73-year-old grandfather in suburban Melbourne. © 9News Antonio The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is accused of killing Antonio Salaris, who died near his Kilsyth home in August 2018.He was arrested yesterday and subsequently charged with one count of murder and faced an out-of-sessions court hearing last night before appearing at the Children's Court today.It was the first time the teen had been in custody and CCTV footage was available in the case, the court was told.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 7
This is interesting!