Murder accused man captured on videotape
By DARRYN NUFER
THE mother of murdered teenager Camilla George has identified a man seen with her daughter just before she was attacked.
Marina Malcolm yesterday told the Supreme Court trial of Maxwell Ronald Brown, 48, that he was the man shown in video surveillance footage captured at two locations in Rockhampton's East Street.
Camilla, Rockhamptonborn, of Mount Isa, was found savagely beaten, bleeding and naked near the Church of Christ, William Street, Rockhampton, early on April 18 last year.
She died in a Brisbane hospital a week later.
Brown, of Townsville, a former partner of Camilla's mother, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 16year-old.
Yesterday Ms Malcolm was shown security camera vision of a man, who could not be clearly identified, walking with a young girl in East Street on the night Camilla was attacked.
When Ms Malcolm was asked by Crown prosecutor Ross Martin who the man in the white singlet was, she replied: "That's Max.''
Mr Martin: "And the female walking behind him?''
Ms Malcolm: "That's my daughter.''
During cross-examination of Camilla's sister, Cecilia, 19, defence barrister Jeff Clarke asked her about Brown's level of sobriety when he left a party with Camilla on the night of April 17.
Mr Clarke suggested Brown was drunker than when he had arrived. Cecilia said Brown was "tipsy'' on arrival but had "sobered up'' before leaving with Camilla.