Category Archives: Physical evidence

Criminal evidence (inc. adhesive tape, rope, soil, trace evidence, fibres, textiles, dyes, poisons, fertilisers) in relation to homicide, suicide, sexual assault, break & enter, hit & run etc.
Includes explosives, IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) oil spills and comparisons, physical evidence examination

Court hears one of accused was allegedly demanding key from victim while holding gun Vanda Carson  February 11, 2015

A SURFERS Paradise man has recounted the terrifying minutes before his friend fell 30 storeys to his death.
Jonathan Jose told a Supreme Court jury today he was in a top floor apartment of the Beachcomber building on the night of May 11, 2012 when he saw Dion Gerhard Pydde pointing a gun at his friend Tumara ‘Tumma’ Cousins.

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Gold Coast man Darren Britza ‘bashed, stabbed, buried’

Brisbane Times AAP February 11, 2015

Slain Gold Coast man Darren Britza was savagely beaten and stabbed in a shed before being buried by his killers, a court heard.
Dean Mark Wills has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to murdering 31-year-old Britza at Southport in March 2001.
The first day of Wills’ trial has heard Britza’s skeletal remains were found wrapped in a tarpaulin by fishermen under the Canungra Creek Bridge at Boyland on March 3, 2008.

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Update 5: murder charge, Logan

Qld Police Media Feb. 11, 2015

Logan detectives investigating the death of a 27-year-old man at Logan yesterday have this morning charged a 34-year-old Woodridge man with one count of murder.
The man, who was arrested at Beaudesert shortly after midnight, is due to appear before the Beenleigh Magistrates Court this morning.
Investigations are continuing.

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Accused killer John Zarnke to face further charges over Logan Central stabbing death

Police have found dangerous 3D printed gun parts for the first time on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Bulletin 11 February 2015

THEY are pieces of plastic, but when put together become deadly weapons that can be smuggled through airport security or melted down to hide a crime.

A Mudgeeraba man could face up to 10 years in jail after police seized what they suspect are the Gold Coast’s first 3D-printed guns in a raid yesterday morning.

Investigators are yet to find the 3D printer used to create pieces of up to four illegal plastic guns found in a Mudgeeraba house.

Detailed photos show bloodied bedroom and balcony of alleged murder victim Tumara ‘Tumma’ Cousins

Gold Coast Bulletin 10 February 2015

DETAILED photographs of the bloodied balcony and bedroom of Tumara “Tumma” Cousins have been shown to the court during the second day of the 29-year-old’s murder trial.

Mr Cousins died after plunging 31-storeys from his Surfers Paradise Beachcomber apartment on May 11, 2012

Inquest to find if Queensland hit and run was deliberate

Brisbane Times 10 February 2015

An inquest will investigate whether a Queensland woman deliberately ran over and killed a Hong Kong tourist.

The body of Shui Ki Chan, 25, was found in a ditch on the side of the Warrego Highway at Gatton, west of Brisbane, on August 23, 2012.

Mr Chan was visiting Australia and had been riding his bicycle home from the McDonald’s where he worked when he was hit, according to documents handed up during a pre-inquest conference in Brisbane on Tuesday.

An autopsy indicated he didn’t die from injuries caused by the impact but succumbed to hypothermia after being left in the ditch overnight in cold weather.

Two men charged with the murder of Tumara “Tumma” Cousins have pleaded ‘not guilty’ in a Brisbane Court today

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn 9 February 2015

A DRUG deal worth about $20,000 had been organised to take place on the night Tumara ‘Tumma’ Cousins plunged 31-storeys to his death from a Surfers Paradise high-rise, a court has heard.

Christopher Cairns and Dion Gerhard Pydde have both been charged with Mr Cousins murder and yesterday appeared in the Supreme Court of Brisbane for the commencement of an eight day trial.

The jury was told over the course of the trial they would hear from a range of witnesses, including police who examined the scene, a couple who lived next door to Mr Cousins at the time and a pathologist who conducted a post mortem examination.

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