Rebels "blamed" woman for deaths
DAVID STOCKMAN LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORTER
21 Sep, 2010 02:39 PM
A woman who had relationships with two dead men and their accused killer said members of the Rebels motorcycle gang believed she was responsible for the deadly confrontation.
The woman, who cannot be named, said she had received death threats from gang members following the deaths of Richard "Rebel Rick'' Roberts and Gregory Peter Carrigan.
Roberts was a life time member of the Rebels' Canberra chapter.
Russell Field has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder in relation to the March 24, 2009 shootings in Chisholm.
The woman, who gave evidence to the ACT Supreme Court via remote link, denied having sent the two men to Field's house to collect a drop-saw Carrigan reportedly left there.
She said she had previously gone to Field's house with a member of the Rebels to claim a car she bought Field while they were in a relationship. She said Field had also stolen, furniture, ipods and other items from her before they were later returned.
The trial before Chief Justice Higgins continues.