A Brisbane court docket listening to into the suspected murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two daughters has read her partner allegedly confessed to killing his wife ahead of he died.
Detective Sergeant Virginia Grey is providing evidence at a committal listening to for Vincent O’Dempsey, seventy six, and Gary Dubois, 68.
The two men have been billed with the murder of Barbara McCulkin, 34, and her daughters Vicki, thirteen, and Leanne, eleven, who vanished from their Brisbane property in January 1974.
The bodies of the McCulkins have by no means been found.
Billy McCulkin, Barbara’s spouse and the father of the two girls, died in 2011.
Det Sgt Grey informed the court, Mr McCulkin’s 2nd wife Fe McCulkin told law enforcement her husband confessed to killing Barbara ahead of his dying.
She also informed the courtroom that Fe fronted the media in October 2014 when the two accused initial appeared in court.
She said she appeared to be representing Billy and the loved ones and came throughout as supportive of the investigation.
‘It received preposterous toward the end’
The court docket heard a handful of months later on Fe was summoned to show up at a Crime and Corruption Fee (CCC) hearing.
Det Sgt Grey explained her evidence was inconsistent.
“It received ridiculous in the direction of the end,” she instructed the court docket.
Det Sgt Gray stated her original edition was Mr McCulkin instructed her he experienced “missing his mood” in an argument about custody above one particular of the women and he killed her throughout the argument.
In the course of the listening to, Fe McCulkin mentioned the determination modified to Barbara being aware of way too a lot, which implicated Mr McCulkin and the two accused men, Det Sgt Gray informed the courtroom.
She explained Fe also modified where the alleged killings took place.
Originally she said it was at the property, but at the CCC hearing she explained they ended up carried out at the Toowong cemetery in which she said Mr McCulkin instructed her the bodies ended up buried.
Det Sgt Grey mentioned investigators could not locate any trace of a gentleman known as Terry whom Fe McCulkin said her partner had informed her aided him bury the bodies.
The listening to carries on.
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