Victim George Gerbic and accused murderer Lindy Williams.
Victim George Gerbic and accused murderer Lindy Williams.

Accused killer joked about ‘hiding bodies’

LINDY Yvonne Williams joked her de facto partner George Gerbic's Sunshine Coast property was so big she could hide a body there, before she allegedly killed him, a court has heard.

Ms Williams, 60, is on trial in Brisbane Supreme Court for the September 2013 murder of Mr Gerbic, whose torso was found burning on the side of a road.

"(She said) this is a big land and I could cut up bodies and bury it here and no one will notice," her friend Elini Christensen told the court on Friday.

But defence lawyer Simon Lewis suggested Ms Christensen had "invented" the claim during a police interview after seeing media reports about Mr Gerbic's remains being found.

Ms Williams has claimed Mr Gerbic may have fatally hit his head after slipping on her blood from a cut on her arm he had inflicted as she tried to defend herself during a fight in their home.

Lindy Williams and George Gerbic.
Lindy Williams and George Gerbic.

After seeing Mr Gerbic slip, Ms Williams claimed she locked herself in a bedroom, emerging the next day to see him on the kitchen floor.

She told police she left and returned two days later to find his body missing its head, legs and hands wrapped in plastic in a bathroom.

Williams has pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse after admitting to dumping the torso by Cedar Pocket Road near Gympie and setting fire to the grassy area.

But she has denied cutting up his body and said she did not know who did.

Ms Christensen's friend Naibuka Tuitaru Sokovagone, known locally as "The Booker", also gave evidence, saying Williams had told him in February 2013 she was having problems with Mr Gerbic.

Mr Sokovagone said he offered to help Williams at the time, but repeatedly denied having had any involvement with her around the time of Mr Gerbic's death.

Sunshine Coast artist Wayne Strickland, another acquaintance of Ms Williams, testified Ms Williams had told him she sustained the cut on her arm in a fight with Mr Gerbic over his bisexuality.

The trial continues.



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