Breeana Robinson: Major twist in case of 21-year-old cheerleader’s death from Surfer’s Paradise balcony – as man accused of bizarre name change in her murder revealed
Prosecutors are expected to drop charges against a man accused of murder in the death of his cheerleader girlfriend who plunged from an 11th floor balcony.
Jayden Daniel Moorea has been charged with the murder of Breeana Robinson, 21, who died on January 29, 2013.
But prosecutors determined there was no reasonable chance of securing a conviction against Moorea, formerly known as Dan Shearin.
The former cruise ship employee changed his name to Moorea, named after an island in French Polynesia and his favorite cruise destination.
Jayden Daniel Moorea (right), formerly Dan Shearin, will be cleared of murdering his then-girlfriend Breeana Robinson in 2013.
Biomechanics experts previously believed Ms Robinson was thrown from the balcony of the luxury Gold Coast apartment (above) on January 29, 2013.
“The Crown has considered all admissible evidence and has determined that there is no reasonable prospect of obtaining a conviction in this matter,” a spokesperson for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions told AAP in a statement.
The case was listed for a two-week trial from November 13, with Moorea facing one count of murder and one count of intentionally damaging evidence.
The charges are expected to be dropped when the matter is mentioned in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Moorea has denied killing Ms Robinson but was charged with her murder in January 2019 after biomechanics experts believed she was thrown from the balcony of the luxury Gold Coast apartment.
Murder charges against Moorea over Ms Robinson’s death (above) are expected to be dropped on Wednesday.
Ms Robinson’s aunt Janine Mackney (pictured center with Ms Robinson’s aunt Sharon Rowe, right, and cousin Edyn Mackney, left) said the 21-year-old would not have killed herself.
Ms Robinson’s aunt Janine Mackney fought before charges were brought to clear her niece’s name after it was initially claimed she had killed herself.
“I knew it from the first moment,” she said at the time.
“She would never have left us.”