A man accused of
murdering two people, including
a senior Rebels bikie, says he
was ''like a scared bloody
chook'' moments before shooting
Russell Norman Field said ''it
was my life or theirs'' shortly
after Richard 'Rebel Rick'
Roberts and Gregory Peter
Carrigan knocked at his door on
March 24, 2009.
The ACT Supreme Court heard the
two men were shot dead at close
range about 100m apart on
Couchman Crescent in Chisholm.
Field has pleaded not guilty to
both charges of murder, with his
lawyers arguing the shootings
were self defence.
''This for me is like what you
see on TV ... I went from eating
a chicken sandwich to that in
about an hour or so,'' Field
said in a police interview
played in court.
Field said he was chased out of
the house, with Roberts and
Carrigan threatening to ''break
his neck'', swearing and
Field said he was cornered in
the garage where he slept,
looked for a baseball bat before
heading to his gun locker. ''I
ran and grabbed the gun and went
whack towards the doorway.''
said he later ran from Roberts
who he knew as ''Rick'' or
''Fatty'' before turning on him
and firing the double-barrel
shotgun. ''I just turned around
and I didn't even think ... I
was being threatened, my life
was so damned threatened.''
After shooting the men, Field
said he returned to his garage
to drop off the gun. He put a
tarpaulin over Carrigan's body
and moved the dead men's cars.
He was arrested about an hour
after the shooting at the top of
Field said the Rebels had
previously stolen his VT Holden
Commodore and had threatened to
kill him if he talked to police.
Field said members of the Rebels
had also threatened to kill
members of his family. ''I can't
seem to fathom what's happened
today,'' he told the officers.
one point during the police
interview, Field tells the
detectives he had ''screwed my
life'' and asks them ''what will
happen to me honestly?'' ''I'm
about to vomit thinking about
what's happened''. He described
the men as having large builds
and ''I'm a Rebel, I'm a wanker
''In this society we don't need
people like that.''