By Edith Bevin
Geoffrey Hunt has instructed the coronial inquest into the suspected murder of Lucille Butterworth he was bashed by police in 1976 when he mentioned he did not know everything about her disappearance.
Ms Butterworth was twenty when she vanished from a bus end in Claremont, on the northern outskirts of Hobart.
The coronial inquest, before coroner Simon Cooper, read in August that Mr Hunt, a convicted murderer, was the principal individual of interest in her disappearance and suspected death.
He earlier served time in jail for the 1976 rape and murder of Hobart automobile saleswoman Susan Knight.
Mr Hunt mentioned much more than nine hrs following his arrest and confession to the murder of Ms Knight he was asked a solitary concern about Ms Butterworth’s disappearance.
He instructed the inquest he was taken out of the cells, requested if he realized everything about it, bashed, and then returned to his mobile.
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