Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn was grilled by detectives over 4 grueling days in an ‘explosive’ report of interview which will by no means see the sunshine of day.
Lynn, 56, appeared within the Melbourne Magistrates’ Courtroom this week charged with the murders of secret lover campers Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73.
On Friday, Lynn’s barrister Dermot Dann, KC fronted the court docket in an effort to have the contents of that report of interview and a subsequent assertion his consumer made suppressed from the general public.
Russell Hill (pictured, proper) and Carol Clay (left) are alleged by police to have been murdered throughout a tenting journey in March 2020
Greg Lynn, pictured in court docket this week, was grilled by police for 4 lengthy days
Russell Hill (pictured together with his lacking drone) is believed to have filmed campers in and in regards to the space the place he was allegedly murdered
Mr Dann argued the interview Lynn gave to police might but be deemed inadmissible and never be introduced earlier than his anticipated Supreme Courtroom of Victoria jury trial later this yr.
‘It is simply that these things of proof are doubtlessly sport altering by way of the way in which the trial will probably be carried out by the prosecution,’ he advised the court docket.
‘They’d have such an impression doubtlessly on how that trial is to be run… there are very actual, very dwell and really substantial points in respect to these two gadgets of proof.’
In court docket paperwork launched on Tuesday, prosecutors revealed that murder detectives had been investigating Lynn for a few yr earlier than lastly arresting him in November 2021.
After they did, Justice of the Peace Brett Sonnet revealed Lynn was interviewed over 4 days between November 22 to 25 earlier than being charged with two counts of homicide.
Lynn continues to disclaim murdering the couple whereas they had been tenting within the Wonnangatta Valley in March 2020.
Based on a prosecution abstract, allege investigators Lynn bought into an argument with the campers earlier than killing them each.
‘The circumstances of their deaths, and the accused’s habits afterwards are per the accused having meant to trigger loss of life or a minimum of trigger every of them actually severe harm,’ the prosecution abstract learn.
Greg Lynn’s barrister Dermot Dann, KC claims his consumer’s report of interview to police could be seen as ‘explosive’ by the general public
Aged camper Ms Clay was allegedly shot by the top and killed when Mr Hill tried to seize a gun away from Lynn, the court docket heard.
Lynn is then alleged to have stabbed Mr Hill to loss of life earlier than burning their our bodies and dumping them at one other location.
Mr Dann advised the court docket his consumer had been recorded by police earlier than agreeing to make an announcement, which Mr Dann additionally hopes to have scrapped from the report.
‘The best way the interview proceeds, which is a outstanding interview in our submission due to its size, due to the method of the precise to silence, the method to this man’s authorized recommendation and different issues,’ he stated.
Mr Dann stated Lynn’s interview would have a big impression on the trial ought to or not it’s allowed and it is launch to the general public would possible end in ‘sensational’ reporting.
‘After I use the phrase “sensational” what I had in thoughts is the content material of these things of proof are explosive, or could also be seen as explosive by viewers or readers,’ he advised the court docket.
Gregory Lynn, 55, (pictured) was charged with the homicide of secret lovers Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73
Justice of the Peace Sonnet will present his ruling on issuing a gag order on the contents of Lynn’s interview and assertion on Monday when the matter returns to court docket.
On Tuesday, the court docket heard Lynn had allegedly been caught by listening units speaking to himself in regards to the deaths of the aged campers.
‘Investigators recognized the accused to have conversations with himself whereas at varied areas, at his dwelling handle and whereas tenting on his personal,’ court docket paperwork state.
‘It’s alleged the accused at occasions referred to the deaths of Hill and Clay.’
The badly burnt stays of the aged couple had been discovered by Victoria Police Lacking Individuals Squad detectives on November 30, 2021 – after Lynn’s epic 4 day interview.
The court docket heard Lynn is accused of working to cowl up his alleged crimes, inserting tenting gadgets, together with a BBQ fuel bottle belonging to the couple inside their tent earlier than setting it up.
‘That is alleged to have been accomplished to hide his crimes. He packed up his personal camp and fled with the our bodies of Hill and Clay,’ court docket paperwork alleged.
Police declare Lynn dumped the couple’s our bodies within the bush however returned once more in Could and November ‘to implement measures to attempt to destroy the stays… together with setting hearth to the stays of their our bodies’.
On the time of his arrest, Lynn was employed as a senior examine captain pilot with Jetstar and had been employed within the airline trade for greater than 30 years, paperwork stated.