Chris Dawson Murder Trial – Song by The Police used to make fun of a schoolgirl’s sister having an affair
Chris Dawson’s murder trial has heard how the lyrics to a hit song by the band, The Police, were sung to make fun of the schoolgirl’s younger sister having an affair with the PE teacher.
The court also heard Wednesday that the schoolgirl, after leaving her marriage to Dawson in 1990, had told one of her best friends that she had taken money in a brown paper bag from the glove compartment of her car to pay someone to to ‘kill Lyn’. ‘.
JC’s younger sister told the court how girls at her school, Cromer High, sang the first line of “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” to make fun of her after her older sister, the woman legally known like JC, he started an adventure. with Dawsons.
The youngest sister, who was four years behind her sister from Year 12 at Cromer High School in 1981, said girls would bully her and sing the song to her, which made her “a little embarrassed”.
The lyrics sung to her were ‘Young teacher, the schoolgirl fantasy theme’.
The song goes on to say: ‘You know how bad girls get, sometimes it’s not so easy being the teacher’s pet.’
The Teacher’s Pet is the name of a podcast about the alleged murder of Lynette Dawson by her husband Chris Dawson, who later married JC.
When asked what the girls meant by the words and their impact on her, JC’s younger sister said: “I knew they meant my sister and Mr. Dawson, it made me cringe.”
One of JC’s best friends at school, KL, told the court on Wednesday that in year 12, JC had been “very beautiful” and spent more and more time talking to her physical education teacher Chris Dawson.
Chris Dawson’s murder trial has heard how his schoolgirl wife claimed she had seen him take money in a brown paper bag from the glove compartment of his car to “pay” someone to “kill Lyn”.
The trial has heard how the lyrics to a hit song by the band, The Police, were sung to make fun of the younger sister of schoolgirl JC (above) having an affair with Chris Dawson.
“He was very flirtatious, he was very vain, (JC) was regularly seen standing in the doorway of his PE office (at) recess, at lunchtime,” KL said.
She said that JC had become increasingly ‘more reserved’ after becoming involved with Dawson and when his group of friends and sweethearts from school went camping at South West Rocks in January 1982, he showed up.
“He was standing next to a car, he was in the distance, she had her back to him,” Ms Lester told the court.
‘I said ‘what is HE doing here? We are all students’.’
JC’s response was ‘her body language was, she hunched over and walked away from where he was. She collapsed her body and shrank back.
Another school friend who was staying at the trailer park in South West Rocks, MC, had pleaded with JC not to go with Dawson, saying “don’t go,” but she said JC had replied, “I don’t have any.” no choice, I have to go.” .
The Crown alleges this happened just after police said Chris Dawson murdered his wife, on or shortly after January 8, 1982.
One of the schoolgirl’s best friends said JC told her after leaving Dawson (upstairs with his first wife, Lynette) that it was strange to see Lyn’s rings and clothes left behind, so she assumed the woman had been murdered. .
Friends of the schoolgirl (above centre, coming off trial this month) said she was “very beautiful” in year 12 and that Dawson was “flirtatious and vain” and turned up unexpectedly at the boys’ holiday camp. School friends.
Kate Lester told the judges-only trial at the New South Wales High Court, where Dawson pleaded not guilty to murder, that she saw JC in 1990 when she had fled her marriage to the defendant.
They were together, going to a petrol station in the Sydney suburb of Dee Why, when Mrs. Lester and JC discussed what the latter thought had happened to Dawson’s first wife.
“The gist of what he said was that he believed Lyn had been murdered,” Lester said.
“She said it was weird, all of her (Lynette Dawson’s) rings were in a bowl on the dresser and all of her clothes were in there and she felt like Lyn was killed.
‘And Chris had taken her (JC) somewhere once and got something out of the glove box, and it was money to pay someone to kill Lyn.
“She (JC) said that Chris was very controlling, he was aggressive, she was miserable and she had to get out.”
During cross-examination by Dawson’s attorney, Ms Lester was read a 2018 police statement she had made about the 1990 encounter with JC.
In that statement, the court heard, Ms. Lester said that JC told her that Dawson had ‘grabbed a brown paper bag out of the glove compartment, (she said) “I think she must have gotten a hit man to kill her or something. .she must be dead because she didn’t take any of her clothes or anything.”
JC and Dawsopn on their 1984 marriage, which she left in 1990, telling friends, “Chris was very controlling, he was aggressive, she was miserable and she had to get out.”
The trial previously heard that Dawson allegedly told JC, after taking her in her school uniform to a hotel, that he had planned to get a hit man to murder Lyn, but changed his mind because ‘innocent’ people could get hurt.
Ms. Lester objected to Dawson’s advice which described JC’s affair with Dawson as “a relationship”, protesting that she viewed it as “sexual abuse” and that at Cromer High School, teachers had “taken advantage” of her. the students.
Dawson’s defense attorney told Ms. Lester that he had a “blatant opinion that this man (the defendant) is guilty of killing Lyn Dawson,” to which she replied, “My opinion is that he was right and she has been killed.”
Asked by Judge Ian Harrison if Ms Lester’s opinion was that Dawson is ‘guilty of Lyn’s murder’, Ms Lester said, ‘yes, or of arranging to have her murdered’.
Chris Dawson, 73, is on trial at the New South Wales High Court accused of killing his wife Lyn, who disappeared at the age of 33.
The Crown claims that then-high school teacher Chris Dawson killed Lynette and disposed of her body due to her affair with JC, who was one of his PE students.
Chris Dawson (top left, arriving at the High Court with his brother, Peter) was “flirtatious” and vain as a PE teacher at Cromer High, where the court heard teachers “took advantage” of students .
Dawson’s legal team has argued that while he may have failed his wife as a husband, he did not kill her.
On Tuesday, former child care assistant Anna Grantham described in court a violent incident that Ms Dawson had passed on to her, after Ms Grantham became concerned about Mr Dawson’s aggressive behavior towards his first wife.
Ms. Grantham said that Lynette, with whom she had formed an “instant bond of friendship” at Warriewood Childcare Center, had met at a boot sale on Sunday in Elanora Heights to sell trinkets.
When Chris Dawson came to pick her up with their two young daughters in the car, “he seemed to be very agitated, angry and aggressive towards Lyn, the way he talked to Lyn,” Ms Grantham told the court.
The next day at work, Mrs Grantham said she had broached the subject, telling Lynette that she “was very surprised at the way Chris was with her, moody and aggressive with words”.
Lyn’s response, Ms Grantham said, was “her face changed, she looked worried… and she said ‘yes, he can be very aggressive with me'”.
Chris Dawson is on trial for the alleged murder of his first wife, Lynette (above, the couple together), who has not been seen since January 1982.
During her testimony, Ms. Grantham said that Lynette later told her: “One day we were fighting around the pool and he grabbed me by the back of my hair” and then “pressed her face into the mud, her own pool.
When she asked Lynette ‘how long she had held her’ in the mud, Mrs Dawson replied: ‘I couldn’t breathe, I was out of breath.’
Mrs Grantham told the court that she was frightened by her friend saying ‘My God he could have obviously killed you’ and Lynette responded by saying ‘Yes he could have easily killed me’.
During cross-examination by Chris Dawson’s lawyer, Pauline David, who suggested that the story came from a neighbor of the Dawsons, or that her memory had been tainted by other people’s stories, Mrs Grantham said she had a visual memory. of Lyn telling him about the assault.
‘I can’t forget what Lyn told me about the episode around the pool. I just had it inside of me in my heart,” she told the court.
She also said that Lyn had told her that she’d gone home at lunchtime during school breaks, which she usually didn’t, and found the schoolgirl’s babysitter’s bikini bottom on the clothesline along with her bathing suit. her husband.
“I was really hurt and very, very sad,” Ms Grantham said of Lyn Dawson’s reaction.
The trial continues.
The court heard that Chris Dawson’s wife told her friend Sue Strath how she came home to find the nanny JC (above) moved into the house and swimming ‘naked’ in the pool, with her husband inside the house.