Accused murderer used cash card

ACCUSED murderer Steven Roy Turner admitted to police he continued to use Nicole Leiske's cash card after she was dead.

Yesterday a court heard that after he dumped her body he went to New South Wales for his sister's wedding and withdrew money along the way.

Bank records show Turner, 34, spent $570 of Ms Leiske's money.

Turner is accused of killing Ms Leiske, a 32-year-old mother-of-three, on February 5, 2005. He has pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to interfering with a corpse. He admitted to police that he dumped Ms Leiske's body in bushland at The Caves, north of Rockhampton, after he said he found her motionless in his house.

Yesterday was day three of the murder trial in Rockhampton's Supreme Court.

Ms Leiske's body was found months after she died and therefore, forensic evidence could not be obtained due to extreme decomposition.

The court has previously been told of bondage sex, drugs and torture claims surrounding the case.

The trial will be put on hold on Monday so Justice Duncan McMeekin can attend the funeral of the late Justice Dutney.

The trial will continue on Tuesday.




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