Former Filipino cafe girl standing to inherit her Australian lover's house denies killing him

& # 39; How do you kill the love of your life? No way & # 39 ;: former Filipino cafe girl standing to inherit her Australian lover's house, denies that he was murdered after evicting her from home

  • Robert James Wagner, 57, is accused of murdering his 61-year-old uncle Gerhard
  • But Gerhard's former lover, Menchie Klune, would inherit his house in Brisbane
  • Mrs. Klune was kicked out of her ex-lover's house after their relationship declined
  • Robert & # 39; s lawyer accused Mrs. Klune of murdering Mr. Wagner on January 7, 1999

A former Filipino café girl standing to inherit her wealthy Australian lover's house refused to kill him after kicking her out of their home in Brisbane.

Menchie Klune is not on trial for murdering Gerhard Wagner, 61.

The suspect is the cousin of the deceased, Robert James Wagner, 57.

But in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday, Wagner's lawyer, David Funch, told Mrs. Klune that she was the former merchant's murderer.

& # 39; Oh Jesus Christ, & # 39; Klune replied.

& # 39; How do you kill the love of your life? No way. & # 39;

Gerhard Wagner (photo) was killed in 1998. The suspect is the cousin of the deceased, Robert James Wagner, 57. But barrister David Funch accused Wagner & former partner Menchie Klune in the courtroom

Gerhard Wagner (photo) was killed in 1998. The suspect is the cousin of the deceased, Robert James Wagner, 57. But barrister David Funch accused Wagner & former partner Menchie Klune in the courtroom

The court heard that Mrs. Klune, now a factory worker in Brisbane, was told by Gerhard that she would inherit his house in Brisbane.

But the couple had problems and he had asked her to leave.

Mr. Funch suggested to Mrs. Klune that she had returned to the house and had used a key under the washing machine in the laundry outside to gain access to Gerhard's house.

She denied it.

A kiss on the cheek when she dropped her at work a few days before he disappeared on January 7, 1999 was the last time she saw him, Klune said.

The couple had made an appointment to eat at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, but Gerhard never showed up for the date.

Mrs. Klune said she had called and went to the house but there was no answer. She never saw him again.

Mr Funch, tell Klune that she was the murderer of the former merchant man. Robert James Wagner (photo) is on trial for murder

Mr Funch, tell Klune that she was the murderer of the former merchant man. Robert James Wagner (photo) is on trial for murder

Mr Funch, tell Klune that she was the murderer of the former merchant man. Robert James Wagner (photo) is on trial for murder

Earlier, the court heard that Gerhard's cousin in cash, Wagner, was regularly harassed by his uncle about his wasteful ways.

Wagner owed Gerhard about $ 84,000 and was in a difficult financial position, the court said.

Mrs. Klune told the court that the couple always had a fight.

& # 39; Gerry wanted him to change his lifestyle, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; He wanted him to save some money (s) so as not to go out (so often). & # 39;

Gerhard was last seen riding a motorcycle after working on his prized yacht on January 7.

Neither his body nor the motorcycle was ever found.

The court heard that Mrs. Klune, now a factory worker in Brisbane, was told by Gerhard that she would inherit his house in Brisbane (the Supreme Court of Pictured Brisbane).

The court heard that Mrs. Klune, now a factory worker in Brisbane, was told by Gerhard that she would inherit his house in Brisbane (the Supreme Court of Pictured Brisbane).

The court heard that Mrs. Klune, now a factory worker in Brisbane, was told by Gerhard that she would inherit his house in Brisbane (the Supreme Court of Pictured Brisbane).

On Monday, Wagner pleaded not guilty of murdering Gerhard in his uncle's garage in January 1999.

Public Prosecutor Philip McCarthy said that Wagner, who carried out Gerhard's will, made changes in the months before his uncle's disappearance.

A witness had also come forward claiming that Wagner had told him that he had repulsed & # 39; his uncle & # 39; and got away with it, the prosecutor said.

The witness, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said that Wagner told him that he had cut and hacked his uncle's body with a knife and thrown it away at locations in the Glass House Mountains.

The test continues.

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