Court hears Mt Korong murder trial

STRIPPER Robyn Lindholm had sex with the man she convinced to kill her ex-boyfriend after the victim's body was hidden between boulders on Mount Korong, a court has heard. 

Ms Lindholm faced the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday on charges of organising the murder of former partner Wayne Amey. 

Chief Crown prosecutor Gavin Silbert, QC, told the  court on Monday that Ms Lindholm, 41, had engaged Torsten Trabert, 45, and John Ryan, 37, to kill Mr Amey, 54.

Ms Lindholm and Mr Trabert, both of Reservoir, and Mr Ryan, of Meadow Heights, have been charged with murdering Mr Amey.

Reading from the police prosecution summary of the case at the start of a committal hearing for the three accused, Mr Silbert said Mr Amey was attacked in the underground car park of his Hawthorn apartment block just after 11.20pm on December 10 last year before being placed in the boot of a car and driven away.

Mr Amey's body was found wedged between boulders at a peak on the north side of Mt Korong on December 18.

"He was wrapped in a canvas sheet and rope had been tied around his neck and lower legs in a hog-tied manner," Mr Silbert said.

The cause of death was multiple injuries including stab wounds, fractured ribs and neck injuries.

Mr Silbert said Ms Lindholm had been in a relationship with Mr Amey which had ended badly. They had been due in court over a property dispute the day after Mr Amey had been attacked and disappeared. 

After their arrest, Mr Silbert said Mr Trabert admitted to police that he and Mr Ryan had assaulted Mr Amey to stop him from attending court the next day for the property settlement hearing.

After dumping the body, Mr Trabert said he, Ms Lindholm and Mr Ryan drove back to Kyneton before parting company.

Mr Trabert and Ms Lindholm then collected a yellow motorcycle and rode to a secluded spot in Kyneton where they had sex before riding back to Melbourne.

Mr Ryan told police that when they had been driving to Mt Korong, Mr Amey was still alive in the boot and pleading for them to let him go.

Ms Lindholm later denied any involvement in the alleged murder after her arrest. 

The hearing continues.


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