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court reporter Katherine Pohl
the Rebels Motorcycle Club gather for the
funeral of Richard Roberts in March, 2009.
Bikie murder accused pleads self-defence
(7pm TV News ACT)
Bikie murder 'a
case of kill or be killed'
for bikie murder trial
Supreme Court has been told a Rebels Motorcycle Club
member who was shot dead by a 22-year-old Canberra
man last year was unarmed.
Russell Field is on
trial for the double murder of Gregory Peter
Carrigan and Richard John Roberts at his Chisholm
home in March last year.
Mr Roberts was a
senior member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club.
In a police interview
played in court yesterday, Field says two Rebels
Motorcycle Club members came to his home and
He said he grabbed his
gun and blindly aimed at the door, shooting dead Mr
He then shot Mr
Roberts outside on the street.
He said he believed
the pair had a gun in their car.
But a detective told
the court, no other weapons were found at the scene
or on Mr Roberts and Mr Carrigan.
In the interview,
Field repeatedly says he cannot fathom what has
happened, saying one minute he was eating a chicken
sandwich, the next he was involved in a shooting.
Field says Mr Roberts
had been around to his home before and threatened
The court also heard
Mr Roberts had a past history of violence and had
served time in jail.
The trial continues.