Former girlfriend of Coast man jailed for manslaughter
THE former girlfriend of a Sunshine Coast man charged with murder admitted she opened the door so he could get at the man he's accused of killing.
Kiera Jeannette McKay, 28, has been jailed for manslaughter over her role in the murder of Mackay man Timothy Pullen on April 16 in 2012.
At the time she was not in a relationship with Zane Tray Lincoln, 37, who was arrested for Mr Pullen's murder in July 2013, but was living with Nicholas Voorwinden at his Valley St unit in Mackay.
McKay told a committal hearing in the Mackay Magistrates Court she knew of a plan between Voorwinden and Lincoln to split a $30,000 bounty on Mr Pullen's head.
Voorwinden would receive $15,000 if he helped Lincoln, also known as Mario, and his boys get at Mr Pullen, who'd been staying at the Valley St unit with the couple.
But she believed Mr Pullen was just being handed over to "the Odin's" to work off a drug debt, the court was told.
McKay said Voorwinden told her to open the back door, which was already unlocked, to Lincoln and others. It was about 4.30am.
Lincoln's barrister, Gregory McGuire, questioned McKay as to why she'd physically open the door if it was already unlocked.
She said Voorwinden had been holding a machete and was pointed it at her.
McKay said Mario told her to go back upstairs, which she did with Voorwinden. She heard "scuffling" and furniture being pushed around".
Later Mario called out "thanks guys, I'll be in touch", she said.
After Mario left, she and Voorwinden went downstairs and she said there was "blood everywhere".
McKay admitted she'd disposed of a bag filled with blood soaked items because Voorwinden was still holding the machete and he was "scary" that morning.
McKay admitted she'd been a heavy user of "ice" and her preferred method was through injection. She would take up to three "shots" a day, but said she hadn't taken drugs on this morning.
Stephen Dale Renwick, 39 and Benjamin Francis Graeme Oakley, 27, are also accused of murdering Mr Pullen.
McKay identified them as being with Lincoln at the unit when Mr Pullen went missing.