'You're animals': TV journalists pounce on accused's family
A FAMILY member of a man accused of being an accessory to Larissa Beilby's murder reacted angrily as she was swarmed by journalists after leaving court where she was supporting her son.
Joseph Dean Geiger, 38, was charged with accessory to murder after the fact after it was alleged he helped conceal Zlatko Sikorsky, 34, who was charged with the murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend.
Ms Beilby was reported missing on June 26 before her body was found the next day in a barrel in the back of a ute.
It's alleged Mr Geiger's Alexandra Headland unit was used by Mr Sikorsky during a 27-hour stand-off in which an exclusion zone was set up around the area.
Mr Geiger appeared in Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning via video link from the watch house where his bail application was held over until tomorrow.
He appeared wearing a smock and looked exhausted, telling the court he was supposed to start a new job today.
Tracy Ann Thomson, 40, is facing the same charge as Mr Geiger and her case was adjourned until September 3 in Beenleigh Magistrates Court.
While on scene at the siege, Mr Geiger - named only as Joe - told media he let Mr Sikorsky stay, unaware that he was wanted by police for questioning.
Outside of court, a woman and man believed to be Mr Geiger's relatives, were pounced on by waiting Brisbane journalists who repeatedly asked them if the charges would be contested.
The clearly distressed woman yelled at the scrum, calling them animals.
A number of journalists removed themselves from the pack, but an undeterred female TV reporter stopped the pair in the middle of the road before the woman reacted, hitting the journalist's microphone.
The Sunshine Coast Daily remained on the outskirts of the action while she followed them to the car and kept questioning them.
Despite Mr Geiger's alleged offences occurring in Mooloolaba, his charges will likely be transferred to Beenleigh to match up with his co-accused's Mr Sikorsky and Ms Thomson.