Police investigate a suspicious death after a body was located in a burnt out vehicle in bushland off Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha. A house on Horseshoe Bend at Buderim was also declared a crime scene.
Police investigate a suspicious death after a body was located in a burnt out vehicle in bushland off Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha. A house on Horseshoe Bend at Buderim was also declared a crime scene. Cade Mooney

Court sees video of McClutchie re-enact killing Noelene

THE young child of a couple now at the centre of a murder trial was playing with toys in her car seat as the tragic scene unfolded before her.

But Wayn Edward Raymond McClutchie, then 35, told police in a re-enactment of the night he killed his partner that his daughter was oblivious to what had happened.

Handcuffed and dressed in a plastic blue suit with white plastic booties, Mr McClutchie shuffled around the outside of his Buderim house describing how Noelene Beutel, 35, died in June, 2011.

Mr McClutchie has admitted he punched Ms Beutel, then drove her car to bushland at Tanawha and set it alight with her inside.

But he has pleaded not guilty to murder because he says he did not intend to kill her.

In the video shown to a jury in Brisbane Supreme Court, he shows police the couch where he she and Ms Beutel talked about giving up speed, going to Alcoholics Anonymous and rehabilitation.

He said Ms Beutel got angry, grabbed their daughter and went down to the car port area beneath the house to leave again.

"She was taking off without saying goodbye again so I went down," Mr McClutchie said.

"I told her I was having an anxiety attack and I asked her to support me.

"She pretty much said 'f*** off'.

"She said she'd had enough."

Mr McClutchie said Ms Beutel started yelling and screaming at him.

"I just lost it," he said.

"It was a good hook. There was a lot of force behind it.

"She dropped.

"I freaked out."

Mr McClutchie said she was not moving, he checked her pulse and realised she was not alive.

He said he used a wheelie bin, because of his bad back, to get her body into the boot.

The court has heard Ms Beutel left Mr McClutchie two days prior and had plans to return to family at Toowoomba.

The trial continues.



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