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A shocking twist in the case of a man killed in the statue of the Virgin Mary

A former Victorian murder detective tells him to stop speculating on the “shocking revelation” in his official police diary when investigating the case where a widow was beaten and killed by a religious statue. I was struck.

Eliah Abdelmessih was found dead in September 2005 after being beaten at his Kew’s house next to a bloody statue of the Virgin Mary and a can of mangoes.

Katia Pyliotis’s attorney wants to stop her from facing her fifth trial after the 2017 murder conviction was overturned by false charges.

Former murder investigator Warren Ryan was asked in the Supreme Court on Monday about a diary entry related to another woman, Susan Lady.

The court reported that Ms. Reddie, who died in 2012, confessed that she had killed an old man with a religious statue.

However, Ryan, now a Queensland Police Service member, told a former jury that the woman had withdrawn her confession in a supermarket parking lot. The diary was only found in July of this year.

Defendant lawyer Dermot Dan said there were no details in the diary about the withdrawn confession.

Judge Elizabeth Hollingworth ran into the “story” of the withdrawal and urged Ryan to stop guessing about diary entry and conversation.

“I’m not interested in your guess from afar. In this case, you made a good guess,” she said.

Instead of withdrawing, there was another obvious confession that was a “shocking revelation,” Dan wrote in a court document.

According to a diary entry, Lady used religious stuff to beat the victims because she was “very, very angry and drunk” after paying $ 20 for sex, the court said. I was told.

Prosecutors claim that one of the murder weapons was a statue of the Virgin Mary found near the victim’s body.

In a previous trial, Dan said, in a previous trial, Ryan showed evidence that another woman was discounted as a suspect because the details of the crime scene and the murder weapon did not match.

He argued that another trial was “repressive” and would make the judiciary “unpopular” because it continued to rely on evidence from former detectives.

The hearing will continue on Tuesday.

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