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‘Mummy’s dead in the lounge room’: Court told girl alerted witness to woman’s alleged murder

Posted December 03, 2015 14:41:26

A man who tried to save a mother of 4, allegedly murdered in her Brisbane home, says he was awoken to the crime by 1 of her youngsters telling him “mummy’s dead in the lounge area”.

Dylan Brady has provided proof relating to the alleged murder of 34-year-old Anthea Mari.

Ms Mari was found dead in her Norman Park house, in Brisbane’s east, in August 2014.

Jacob Michael Smith has been charged with her murder and is facing a committal hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Mr Brady right now testified that he was staying at Ms Mari’s house on the night she was killed.

He told the court 1 of her daughters woke him saying “mummy’s dead in the lounge room”.

The court heard he found Ms Mari’s physique and undertook CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Mr Brady told the court he noticed Ms Mari was wearing a thin chain necklace and had a mark on her neck.

He said it looked liked a person had pulled back on the necklace and applied pressure.

Scientific officer Senior Constable Guy Norton also gave evidence that he examined the crime scene for 3 days, taking swabs all through the residence.

He told the court when he examined the physique he noticed a discolouration to Ms Mari’s throat and neck.

Senior Constable Norton said it was a tiny abrasion in the vicinity of the necklace, measuring 5mm by 5mm.

The hearing continues.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, murder-and-manslaughter, norman-park-4170, brisbane-4000

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