Jobling told a kill costs $500
THE Supreme Court trial of a Rockhampton man on a murder charge continued in Mackay yesterday with a former drug addict testifying that he had a conversation with the man about a possible paid murder.
Scott Jobling, 38, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Suzanne Standing, 30, at Etna Creek, near Rockhampton, on August 5, 2005.
The Crown case is that Jobling got a mate, Beau Hinschen, then aged 22, to kill Ms Standing while he created an alibi for himself by having dinner with his parents and his son. The Crown says Jobling offered to pay Hinschen’s $9000 car loan for killing her.
Hinschen, convicted of the murder and serving a prison sentence, is expected to testify at Jobling’s trial.
Former addict Michael Duffy testified yesterday that Jobling told him: “I wish I had $25,000 to have her killed.” Duffy said he told Jobling he could probably get it done for $5000, or for $500 if he knew the right junkie.
Duffy agreed he told an earlier hearing the talk between him and Jobling was “all just a joke, tongue in cheek, just rubbish talk”.