Woman ‘let the killers in’ and set fire to blood-soaked bag
A WOMAN has claimed her involvement in the murder of Mackay man Timothy Pullen and the disposal of blood-soaked items was at knife point.
Kiera Jeannette McKay told a committal hearing her then-boyfriend Nicholas Voorwinden, 32, pointed a machete at her and told her to open the back door of their Valley St unit for Zane Tray Lincoln and his boys so they could get at Mr Pullen.
McKay, 28, identified Benjamin Francis Graeme Oakley, 27, and Stephen Dale Renwick, 39, as being with Lincoln. Mr Pullen had been staying with the couple when he went missing in April 2012. His body has never been found.
McKay and Voorwinden were jailed for five years for manslaughter in March.
She told the Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday there was a $30,000 bounty on Mr Pullen's head. She had heard Mr Pullen owed a drug debt to the Odin's Warriors motorcycle gang.
Voorwinden would receive $15,000 if he gave Lincoln access to Mr Pullen, she said. Voorwinden cleaned the unit which had "blood everywhere", McKay said.
She told the court blood-soaked items were thrown in a bag and she and Voorwinden drove out to the Dumbleton Weir. He then allegedly told her to set the bag on fire.
McKay said Lincoln, who was a former boyfriend, told her Mr Pullen had been taken to work off his drug debt. She said she wasn't aware he'd been murdered until she spoke with police.
McKay was accused of lying in the five statements she made to police. McKay said she withheld information because she "was scared". Lincoln, 37, Renwick and Oakley were each charged with murder.
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