Husband won’t give evidence
THE prime suspect in the alleged murder of pregnant Melbourne mum Snezana Stojanovska has refused to give evidence at her inquest and asked for the results of his liedetector test to be removed from the brief of evidence.
The 26-year-old’s husband, Dragi Stojanovski, yesterday entered the witness box to tell State Coroner Sara Hinchey he refused to give evidence at the inquest.
“I feel my answers might (tend) to incriminate me,” he said.
Mr Stojanovski maintained his position even after being offered a certificate that would prevent police from later using anything he said during a potential murder trial.
Ms Hinchey believes the three-month pregnant woman was murdered at the Preston home she shared with her husband, her brother-in-law and her mother-in-law in November 2010.
Ms Stojanovska was found dead, allegedly with a weightlifting barbell across her neck, in the garage of the home she shared with the trio on November 28, 2010.
Mr Stojanovski’s barrister, Robert Galbally, called for the results of a lie-detector test his client gave to expert Steve van Aperen to be struck from the police brief of evidence.
He argued the results would not be admissible in any trial.
Ms Hinchey excused Mr Stojanovski from giving evidence and is expected to hand down her reasons for the decision today.