Evidence from overseas sought in cyclist’s death
TOOWOOMBA detectives need more time to obtain evidence from overseas for the murder case against Joanne Marie Mccauley, the city’s Magistrates Court heard.
Mccauley, 46, was charged in July with the murder of Shui Ki Chan after an incident on the Warrego Highway near Gatton six years ago that claimed his life.
Police will allege Mccauley deliberately drove her car into the path of the Hong Kong national’s bicycle in the evening of August 22, 2012.
Mr Chan was cycling alongside the highway near the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus when he was fatally struck.
His body was discovered by a passer-by the next day.
A prolonged inquest last year concluded with a coroner recommending Mccauley be charged with the murder of Mr Chan.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Christie Mahoney told the court there had been some delay in disclosing evidence to Ms Mccauley’s legal team in police’s efforts to complete a brief of evidence.
“The brief has not been received but it will be disclosed by next week,” Senior Constable Mahoney said.
“Coronial files obtained from the inquest have been corrupted and some material will have to come from international sources.”
Magistrate Damien Carroll ordered that Mccauley’s matters be adjourned to be heard back in the same court on December 20.
COURT: Gatton woman Joanne Marie Mccauley.