A court has heard a man accused of stabbing his neighbour to death at Tamworth in country NSW was probably attracted to her.
Jesse Leigh Green, 30, who is accused of murdering his neighbour Teah Rose Luckwell, is facing a special hearing, after being found unfit to stand trial.
The body of Ms Luckwell, 22, was found by neighbours inside the front door of her South Tamworth unit on March 28, 2018.
Her one-year-old daughter who was also in the house was not harmed.
Prosecutors said Ms Luckwell was stabbed three times, with one wound to an artery in her neck.
The Supreme Court has been told an ambulance officer called to the unit about 10:00pm, found her body in a pool of congealed blood, indicating it had been there for several hours.
Appearing by video, witness Casey-Louise Stace told the court she knew Mr Green for about a year before Ms Luckwell’s death.
The witness said Mr Green lived in the units behind Ms Luckwell and often talked about her.
“He probably thought she was hot … He did really like her,” she said.
Ms Stace said Mr Green had spent a few months in jail, and she had seen him going for walks with Ms Luckwell, who pushed her daughter in a pram.
The witness said Mr Green dropped by her own house for around 20 minutes the night before Ms Luckwell was killed and he had been “rapping” outside.
She said she was cooking tea and “asked if he wanted a feed” but he declined and left.
Ms Stace also said she saw Ms Luckwell out walking with another man a few days before her death.
The special hearing before Justice Stephen Campbell continues.
Source: Thanks msn.com