Australian woman to blame of homicide in headless torso case

Lindy Williams and George Gerbic Image copyright FB Image caption Lindy Williams (L) killed spouse George Gerbic (R), a court docket has dominated

An Australian woman who dumped her spouse’s dismembered body subsequent to a road and set it alight has been found guilty of murder.

Lindy Williams, 60, was sentenced on Friday to spend a maximum of life in jail for killing her de facto spouse, George Gerbic.

Mr Gerbic’s headless torso was once found in Queensland in 2013.

Williams had pleaded accountable to burning and removing his frame, however denied killing him.

She informed a court docket that Mr Gerbic had slipped and hit his head whilst the couple have been having a battle at house in September 2013.

Williams alleged she had left him mendacity at the floor, and again days later to search out his torso in their bathroom.

But a Supreme Court of Queensland jury disagreed and convicted her of homicide, with a pass judgement on condemning her “heartless” and “subtle” duvet-up.

Questions remain

During the trial, Williams informed the court that she believed a chum had interfered with Mr Gerbic’s frame.

But prosecutors alleged that Williams had dismembered it with an electric saw prior to dumping Mr Gerbic’s torso approximately 80km (50 miles) from the couple’s home.

It took police 10 months to identify the is still. The court docket heard Williams lied to circle of relatives and pals during that length, telling them that Mr Gerbic was once overseas.

In his sentencing comments, Justice Peter Flanagan mentioned: “Since You dismembered his body, it continues to be unknown where his head is, the place his lower body is, and where his fingers are.

“This no doubt need to be considered one of the worst instances of interference with a human frame.”

It additionally remained doubtful how Mr Gerbic had died, the court docket heard.

Justice Flanagan ordered her to serve a minimum of twenty years in jail sooner than being eligible for parole.

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