Court hears brother’s version of bridge death
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Darcey Freeman reportedly did not scream as her father threw her to her death over Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.
Darcey’s then six-year-old brother Ben told police two days after his sister’s death in 2009, his sister didn’t scream as his father carried her like a baby before dropping her over the bridge.
‘‘ I didn’t hear any scream on the way when she . . . no nothing, nothing, nothing.’’ Ben said his father then drove off and he asked him to stop.
‘‘ I said, ‘ Go back and get her.’ Dad keeps on driving along,’’ he said. ‘‘ Then I said, ‘ Darcey can’t swim,’’ he said in the interview played to the jury yesterday.
Ben’s father Arthur Phillip Freeman, 37, is charged with murdering Darcey. He has pleaded not guilty and will argue he was mentally impaired at the time.