Money offered for murder
A 20-YEAR-old university student killed Rockhampton flowerseller Suzanne Standing for money, Rockhampton Supreme Court was told yesterday.
The prosecutor, John Mc-Grath, said Beau Ernest Hinschen had admitted murdering the 30-year-old mother after being offered money.
He had later changed his admission to his lawyers saying he murdered Ms Standing under serious threat to his life.
The Supreme Court was hearing a bail application for Hin-schen's co-accused and former partner of Ms Standing, Scott Andrew Jobling, 34.
Justice Peter Dutney rejected the application.
Mr McGrath said it would be alleged Jobling and Hinschen drove past Ms Standing's home at least twice and took photographs prior to her murder.
The photographs of Ms Standing's residence, taken from in- side a car, showed a crack in the windscreen. Forensic evidence linked the cracked windscreen to a car driven by Jobling. The photographs were found in Hin-schen's house.
A girlfriend of Jobling said he had once told her that if there were one person he would like dead it would be Ms Standing.
Justice Dutney said he was concerned by the implications of a custody hearing due to be held just days after Ms Standing's body was found.
Mr Jobling's defence lawyer, Tom Polley, said the custody hearing that Ms Standing and Jobling were to attend had been over an issue of pick-up and drop-off times.
Justice Dutney questioned the likelihood of Jobling taking his five-year-old son and running from the law to prevent the risk of a murder conviction which could mean he would not see his son until the boy was an adult.