Former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards is battling accusations he murdered secretary Sarah Spiers, 18, child caring workman Jane Rimmer, 23, and warn Ciara Glennon, 27, after they spent nights out in 1996 and 1997.
Edwards’ second wife, whose temperament is suppressed, testified in a Western Australia Supreme Court on Thursday that in 2014 – a year before she left him – she took records from his bank statements.
At slightest one from late Dec 1996 to early Apr 1997 was missing. Ms Glennon was taken on Mar 15, 1997 and her physique was dumped in bushland.
An progressing matter showed dual withdrawals from a Bayview Terrace ATM in Dec 1996.
Edwards told military he had no organisation with a abundant suburb. But another lady who accidentally antiquated Edwards in a mid-1990s pronounced they “certainly” went to Claremont and “more than likely” visited The Continental Hotel, where Ms Glennon and Ms Rimmer were seen shortly before they were abducted.
Asked by prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo because she took a notes, a second mother pronounced their attribute “started to escalate”.
“I feared for my life”, she pronounced though was prevented from expanding.
Asked if she wrote a records in sequential order, she replied she was “terrified while essay this”.
When counterclaim warn Paul Yovich asked if she wrote them in one go, she volunteered she was “scared stiffless” though a attorney cut her off, revelation her he didn’t need “editorial”.
With a transparent recollection, a lady pronounced a span “fell in adore flattering quickly” after assembly on Apr 1, 1997.
But about dual months after while pushing her home, a “very edgy” Edwards stopped unexpected and confessed he had a rapist record for assaulting a lady during a “brain snap”, triggered by his initial mother admissing she had cheated on him while they were dating.
“He cried and all … we felt contemptible for him,” a second mother said.
“He was all ‘woe is me’.”
In a 1990 attack, he grabbed a Hollywood Hospital amicable workman from behind and attempted to drag her into toilets.
Cable ties were found in his slot and he was systematic to finish a sex delinquent program.
“He minimised it and that’s all we knew about it – it was only an assault,” a second mother said.
A former girlfriend, whose name is also suppressed, pronounced Edwards spoke about his initial matrimony relapse though annoy or sourness and was “matter-of-fact about it”.
She pronounced their attribute “started to fizzle” after they spent a weekend in Margaret River in Feb 1997 and finished weeks later, adding it had “well and truly finished” by late April.
“He told me he’d met somebody else,” she said.
They afterwards had sex.
Mr Yovich asked if Edwards was “trying to be good about it” and a lady replied: “I theory so.” The subsequent morning, Edwards still wanted to mangle up.
Former crony Paul Luff testified he did not remember a accused’s second wedding, though he had seen photographs confirming he was a best man.
Mr Luff pronounced after Edwards distant from his initial mother he was “a small bit damaged adult about it” and began celebration more.
“He pronounced he was going to give it up, it was too tough for him to keep celebration like that,” he said.
“He was flattering upset, he was apparently a small bit depressed.”
Mr Luff pronounced he asked Edwards during one indicate if he was going to “top” himself, to that Edwards replied he would “get by this”.
He pronounced Edwards after became focused on his second mother and drank little.
Prosecutors lay upsetting moments in Edwards’ initial matrimony relapse corresponded with a murders.