Accused killer arrived home with marks on his wrist: Court
ACCUSED killer Robert Trebeck had marks on the inside of his wrist on the morning Alexis Jeffery's body was found that hadn't been there the day before, a witness has told his murder trial.
Trebeck and his then partner Kimberley Larkins had stayed with Ray "Spider" Styles and his wife Debbie Styles at the couple's Calandoon St home in Goondiwindi on the Saturday night of March 15, 2014, Toowoomba Supreme Court heard.
Debbie Styles told the court that on the morning of Sunday, March 16, she had risen from her bed to fetch the delivered newspaper and saw Trebeck wandering around the perimeter of her front yard.
She said she gathered the paper and invited Trebeck inside and he had stopped to remove his shoes near the front door before going to the bedroom where Ms Larkins was in bed.
Later that morning when they were having coffee, Mrs Styles said she saw marks on Trebeck's wrist.
She said Trebeck had said that he had become lost on his way home that morning and had fallen over and also that he had been shearing on the property where he and Ms Larkins were residing about 70km outside Goondiwindi.
She told the court she hadn't seen those marks on Trebeck before and that she would have noticed as they had been sitting at a table talking the day before.
Trebeck, 38, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 25-year-old Alexis Jeffery whose naked body was found near the waters edge on the banks of the Macintyre River behind the cultural centre in Goondiwindi on the morning of March 16, 2014.
The Crown case is that she had been strangled by a leg of her own jeans which were found in a hedge nearby two days later.
Mrs Styles told the court the police had dropped Ms Larkins back to her Goondiwindi home on Monday, March 17, and she had stayed the night there again.
The next morning, Trebeck had arrived to pick up Ms Larkins, and Mrs Styles had gone out to speak with him.
Under cross examination by Trebeck's barrister Ben Power, Mrs Styles agreed Trebeck had said to her words to the effect "I didn't kill her".
"He did say that to me," she told the court.
The trial before Justice Ann Lyons continues today.