Robert Ian Trebeck has once more been discovered responsible of murdering a Goondiwindi mother-of-three after he was granted a retrial.
Trebeck was discovered responsible in 2016 of murdering mother-of-three Alexis Jeffery, 24, after the pair met at a neighborhood pub on an evening out in Goondiwindi in 2014.
Jeffery’s physique was discovered partially clothed on the banks of the city’s Macintyre River.
The trial heard she had been smothered to loss of life along with her personal denims and Trebeck’s DNA was discovered each in and out of doors her clothes.
He had scratches on his wrist, his boots had been by no means discovered, and he instructed 5 totally different tales about what he did that night time.
Trebeck was sentenced to life in jail however took his case to the Courtroom of Enchantment in Brisbane the place his legal professionals argued the decide didn’t give the jury particular sufficient instructions earlier than it retired to contemplate its verdict.
The Courtroom of Enchantment upheld his attraction, discovering the jury ought to have been given clearer instructions about lies instructed by Trebeck after the loss of life, and whether or not they may very well be discovered to show an intent to kill.
At present, a second jury agreed Trebeck was the person chargeable for Jeffery’s homicide and he was handed the identical sentence, life imprisonment.