Ev­i­dence from over­seas sought in cy­clist’s death

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COURT: Gat­ton woman Joanne Marie Mccauley.

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