ABC News Sharnie Kim 6 December 2013
The trial of a Cairns man accused of murdering his wife has heard he hid her mobile phone inside an urn containing his former deceased wife’s ashes.
Klaus Andres, 70, has admitted disposing of his 42-year-old wife Li Ping Cao’s body with acid, but has pleaded not guilty to her murder in October 2011.
ABC News Allyson Horn 6 December 2013
The Queensland coroner has recommended an internal inquiry into the police investigation into the death of a Townsville woman in the state’s north, after handing down an open finding at the inquest.
Jenny Lee Cook, 29, was found dead outside her home in 2009.
A bloodied knife was found wedged into a security grill of a window.
The coronial inquest has looked at the circumstances surrounding her death and the adequacy of the police investigation.
The Courier Mail December 06, 2013
DANIEL Morcombe, 13, went missing while waiting for a bus in 2003. It was almost eight years before his remains were found. Next year, a man will face trial charged with his murder.
In that time his name would become synonymous with the community’s efforts to protect children from harm. This is how his story unfolded.
The Courier Mail Brooke Baskin December 05, 2013
A “COWARDLY” killer has been sent to jail for life for murdering his best mate by shooting him in the back of the head, stuffing his body into a concrete-filled drum and dumping it in the Caboolture River.
A jury in the Supreme Court of Brisbane took less than an hour to find Anthony Charles Oliver, 38, guilty of the “brutal” killing of Norm Cheney, 41, on December 20, 2010.
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ABC News Renee Cluff and Kirsty Nancarrow 5 December 2013
The trial for a man accused of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid in Cairns in far north Queensland has been shown a video where he pleads for public help to find her.
Klaus Andres, 70, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his 42-year-old wife Li Ping Cao, but he has admitted to disposing of her body with acid…
Government medical officer, Dr Baden Ian Bennett, gave evidence that he examined Andres on November 20 in 2011.
The Cairns Post Caitlin Guilfoyle December 05, 2013
A DINNER fork did not cause these wounds – that’s what a doctor told Cairns Supreme Court yesterday.
The evidence was given in the trial of Cairns man Klaus Julius Andres, 70, who is accused of murdering his wife Li Ping Cao, 42.
“They’re more a scooped out or punched out injury,” general practitioner Dr Baden Ian Bennett testified.
ABC News Kirsty Nancarrow and Sharnie Kim 5 December 2013
The mistress of a man accused of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid has given evidence at his trial in Cairns in far north Queensland.
Klaus Andres, 70, has pleaded guilty to interfering with the corpse of his 42-year-old Chinese wife Li Ping Cao by dissolving it in acid.
Brisbane Times Natalie Bochenski December 4, 2013
A 33-year-old man has been charged over the fire that destroyed the historic Albion flour mill last month.
The New Farm man will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with one count of arson and one of wilful damage.
ABC News Sharnie Kim 4 December 2013
The murder trial of a man who has admitted dissolving his wife’s body in acid in Cairns in far north Queensland has heard some of her teeth were found in a drain outside their home.
Brisbane Times 3 December 2013
A man has been committed to stand trial over the alleged murders of a far north Queensland couple in 2011.
Brandon MacGowan, 43, faced a committal hearing in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday when he was committed to stand trial over the alleged killings.
He is accused of murdering Scott Maitland, 35, and Cindy Masonwells, 33, who flew to Cairns on July 5, 2011, to attend a friend’s birthday party and collect their newly restored van.