Twist in murder trial
IN A TWIST to the murder trial before the Maryborough Supreme Court, the cousin of accused man Graeme Kenneth Wright has given evidence that he did not intend to kill Noel Allan Clark.
Georgia Bailey said yesterday Wright visited her in Warwick several months after the alleged murder on May 25, 2009, and during that time he confided with her about the incident.
Wright told her "things went wrong" after he had lured Mr Clark to co-accused Dianna Gay Wright's Maryborough home.
"He said how he'd arranged to get Tory (Dianna Wright, no relation) to get Noel from Centrelink," she said.
"He wanted to prove to Kylie that Noel was cheating on her."
Wright was in a relationship with Kylie Mackney from 2006 to 2008 and is alleged to have become obsessive about her new relationship with 33-year-old Mr Clark.
"All Graeme wanted to do was take photos of Noel cheating on her with Tory," Ms Bailey told the court.
Ms Bailey said Wright told her that Mr Clark was hit with a baseball bat by co-accused Byron Naylor and "it all went wrong from there".
A few weeks later Wright was arrested at Ms Bailey's home.
The defendant's sister Karen Wright also gave evidence yesterday and said she received a call from her brother, about 2pm on the day Mr Clark died.
She said he was waiting for Dianna Wright to return with Noel and that she was of the understanding he wanted to "give him a flogging" and "smack him around a bit".
Some time after the incident he asked her if she knew Mr Clark's pin number for his bank card.
"He said it would be worth my while if I did," she said.