KIILLER’’ S PAST LIIFE REVEALED
CONVICTED murderer Dane cher stands at six foot three.
He is a lean, fit fighter, trained in knife combat from his time in the Army and has practised martial arts.
Pilcher, 38, has criminal records in Queensland and Western Australia.
During his two- week murder trial, Pilcher took the stand and revealed his past life to the jury.
He finished his studies at Thuringowa State High School before starting work in the mining industry at 20.
Pilcher had a brief stint in the Army and was deployed to Iraq for two months. In 2007, he went absent without leave and returned to mining, taking a job as a machine operator at Cannington mine, near Mount Isa.
At one stage, as a temporary supervisor, he was making $ 190,000 a year.
Pilcher married his sweetheart of four years, Katherine Pilcher, in 2010 and she gave birth to their son in 2012.
They purchased a family home at Rupertswood in 2013.
Corinne Henderson started working at Cannington mine in July that year, and by September she and Pilcher were having an affair.
“When Corinne and my relationship was exposed, there were people at the workplace who took exception to our relationship, we had a certain supervisor claiming that it was affecting our work,” Pilcher told the Supreme Court during his murder trial.
He said he and Ms Henderson were put on different shifts, and he was sacked about April 2013 when he showed up late to work.
Pilcher said he was compensated $ 12,500 for unfair dismissal through Fair Work. At the time he killed Ms Henderson, Pilcher was working at a coal mine near Moranbah. Pil-