The box Logan Police found in a dam that contained the bodies of Corey Breton, 28, and Iuliana Triscaru, 31.
The box Logan Police found in a dam that contained the bodies of Corey Breton, 28, and Iuliana Triscaru, 31.

Accused toolbox killer’s alleged confession

ONE of the eight people charged over the Logan toolbox double murder allegedly confessed to police but they didn't record it.

Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata is facing a committal hearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court after being charged with the murders of Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru in February 2016.

Prosecutors allege the pair was beaten at a Kingston unit in a dispute over a drug debt before being bound and stuffed in the two-metre long box. Police allege they were then driven to the dam off a dead-end street and shot in the head while the box, which had holes drilled in it to help it sink, was allegedly thrown into the water.

Tahiata's co-accused Trent Michael Thrupp, Tepuna Tupuna Mariri, Webbstar Latu, Stou Daniels, Davy Malu Junior Taiao, Ngatokoona Mareiti and Waylon Ngaketo Cowan Walker are also facing a committal hearing over the murders. During cross-examination on Tuesday, Mr Tahiata's lawyer Ben Power questioned a homicide detective involved in the investigation.

An artist’s impression of Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata — who today appeared in court charged with the murders of a man and a woman who were shot in the head at Kingston.
An artist’s impression of Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata — who today appeared in court charged with the murders of a man and a woman who were shot in the head at Kingston.

Detective Senior Constable Christopher Kidd told the court that Mr Tahiata became emotional while in custody and offered to reveal where the bodies had allegedly been hidden. "I did it. I killed them," he claimed Tahiata told him.

Tahiata allegedly added: "I can show you where they are", the court heard.

Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru were found murdered in a toolbox.
Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru were found murdered in a toolbox.

The court heard the confession wasn't recorded but that Constable Kidd has provided a statement about it.

About an hour into Tuesday's hearing, Mr Tahiata and Mr Thrupp were committed to face trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

A date is yet to be fixed.

All accused murderers are in custody and the hearing continues.

Co-accused Tepuna Tupuna Mariri.
Co-accused Tepuna Tupuna Mariri.

 

An artist’s impression of co-accused Webbstar Latu in court.
An artist’s impression of co-accused Webbstar Latu in court.

 

 

 

An artist’s impression of co-accused Trent Michael Thrupp.
An artist’s impression of co-accused Trent Michael Thrupp.
The box Logan Police found in a dam that contained the bodies of Corey Breton, 28, and Iuliana Triscaru, 31.
The box Logan Police found in a dam that contained the bodies of Corey Breton, 28, and Iuliana Triscaru, 31.
An artist’s impression of Davy Malu Junior Taiao in court.
An artist’s impression of Davy Malu Junior Taiao in court.


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