A former partner of body-in-a-barrel torpedo Zlatko Sikorsky helped censor her ex-lover from military out of a “sense of misled loyalty” during a high-profile manhunt for a fugitive, a justice has been told.
Tracy Ann Thomson would have had some believe of a terrible predestine that befell slain teen Larissa Beilby in Jun 2018 after saying reports of a teenager’s physique being found.
But for days she persisted in pushing Sikorsky around, collecting his property, stealing him and purchasing products for costume as military scoured a state for a teen’s killer.
Sikorsky – who died in Nov final year – vigourously murdered Ms Beilby, 16, during a skill south of Brisbane on Jun 23, 2018.
Her physique was found pressed in a cosmetic tub trustworthy to Sikorsky’s deserted ute in Stapylton.
Thomson, 43, had pleaded guilty progressing this year to being an appendage after a fact to manslaughter.
The justice was told Thomson, from Palmwoods, and Sikorsky had kindled a regretful attribute “of sorts” before to a offending.
Crown prosecutor Jodie Wooldridge pronounced Thomson’s defence to being an appendage after a fact to killing was a approval that she knew Sikorsky contingency have killed a teenage Beilby and she knew Sikorsky was wanted by police.
In texts on Jun 27, 2018, Sikorsky told Thomson “sh-t had left wrong” and asked for her assistance.
Over a following days she gathering Sikorsky around, assisting him collect adult his property.
Ms Wooldridge pronounced Thomson frequently accessed and screenshotted news articles and updates on a plcae of a teenager’s physique and a ongoing hunt for Sikorsky.
“The accessible justification establishes she had believe that Sikorsky had unlawfully killed Ms Beilby in resources that during slightest amounted to manslaughter, if not to murder,” she said.
“While she knew he was wanted for murder, she suggested (to police) she did not unequivocally wish to know what had occurred and a details.”
The span gathering to a Sunshine Coast, interlude for petrol and food and along a approach carrying sex on a side of a road.
Ms Wooldridge pronounced a span attempted to sojourn “under a radar” during a hotel, with Thomson purchasing a razor and hair color to assistance costume Sikorsky.
When a fume alarm went off, she told staff it was a fake alarm as Sikorsky hid in a room’s shower.
Thomson was arrested on Jun 29 yet was not stirring about Sikorsky’s location.
Defence attorney Laura Reece pronounced Thomson regretted carrying feelings for “such a aroused man”.
At a time she told military she had feelings and a “sense of loyalty” towards Sikorsky even yet she did not cruise a dual of them to be in a relationship.
The justice was told Thomson had a dysfunctional upbringing and exhibited needy and concerned celebrity traits.
Justice David Boddice took into comment Thomson’s co-operation and remorse, sentencing her to 3 years jail yet grouping her evident recover on parole.
Sikorsky was due to mount hearing charged with Ms Beilby’s murder and woe yet died following an attack during a Brisbane prison.
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