February 8, 2023

Murdok’s attorney Rodney Keyte stated the case versus his customer was weak in spite of the severity of the charges, that included domestic violence-related counts of kidnapping, attack, stalking and tried arson.

Based upon the inconclusive evidence, Keyte stated he extremely questioned the case would make it past the committal phase and questioned what connected his customer to the scene.

In opposing bail, authorities district attorneys argued they had a “extremely strong and extremely effective” case versus Murdok.

Officers discovered a swimming pool of blood on the restroom flooring and drag marks along the flooring, showing the victim was bleeding greatly and unconscious, district attorneys stated.

Sleeman feared for her own security and thought Murdok may attempt to eliminate her as just recently as January 23, the court heard.

Investigator Superintendent Brendan Smith earlier informed press reporters on Thursday Sleeman was “rather distressed and upset” on the call to authorities relating to the break-in, however there was no tip there was an impending risk to her, or anybody on the residential or commercial property.

When asked whether the result might have been various if authorities had actually reacted earlier than the half-hour timeframe, Smith stated he believed officers reacted in an affordable time.

“After she left the police headquarters in relation to making a declaration for the breach of domestic violence order, other authorities had actually called her to use assistance, [they] simply went through a couple of features of the individual of interest,” he stated.

“It was throughout that call that she got back and she stated to that law enforcement officer that somebody had actually burglarized her home and triple absolutely no was called.”

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Authorities believe whatever had actually taken place to Sleeman had actually been prepared.

“A few of the proof we got last night recommends that it wasn’t a random thing that occurred. It was something that has actually been prepared for a long time,” Smith stated.

“At the criminal offense scene there were clear indications of violence and how those specific things that were discovered because home goes through forensic examinations.”

Smith stated there was proof Murdok had actually presumably remained in the location near his mom’s house just recently and stated Murdok was a “extremely wise person”. The proof had actually up until now supplied authorities with little information.

“What has actually taken place,” Smith stated, was “well-thought-out and well prepared”.

He stated the blue Honda Jazz authorities had actually been searching for today was still missing out on, today officers thought the cars and truck had no registration plates.

The cars and truck was last seen about 5.50pm on Tuesday at the crossway of Paradise Roadway and Kingston Roadway in Logan Central.

“If somebody sees a blue Jazz without any number plates, ring triple absolutely no – we’ve got to discover Wendy before it’s far too late,” Smith stated.

Authorities were continuing their examinations throughout the South Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan areas, with a massive search throughout Logan, concentrating on the location in between Durack and Inala.

With AAP