Hus­band won’t give ev­i­dence

Herald Sun - - NEWS - WAYNE FLOWER

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.

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