Dean Webber (pictured) made three poignant Triple-Zero phone calls the night he stabbed two men who broke into his home
Distressing Triple-Zero calls from a teenager who stabbed two men to death after storming his home have been released.
Dean Webber, 19 at the time, was alone at his home in Alva Beach, north Queensland, when a woman frantically knocked on his door on September 30, 2018.
Candace Locke, 31, said she injured her shoulder and that ‘very bad people’ were looking for her after the NRL Grand Final drunken parties.
A group of men, including her boyfriend Tom Davy, 27, and boyfriend Corey Christensen, 37, banged on Mr. Webber’s front door around 12:30 PM.
Three men ripped through the screen door and reportedly grabbed the young diesel mechanic by the throat and threw him to the ground.
Both Mr. Davy and Mr. Christensen were stabbed in the ensuing fight and Mr. Webber made three disturbing calls to the emergency services throughout the night, two before the fatal fight and one after.
“I need police now, I just stabbed a guy who broke into my house,” Mr. Webber said at the beginning of the last call.
‘They broke into my house. There is blood everywhere. I think I killed him. I was afraid for my life. The other two are going to kill me. ‘
The audio has been released as part of an ongoing Coronial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the two deaths, the Townsville Bulletin reported.
Candace Locke (pictured) took refuge in Mr. Webber’s home on September 30, 2018, telling him she was on the run from ‘bad people’. The group of men then broke into Mr. Webber’s house
Mr. Webber made the first call to Queensland Ambulance Service at 12:24 pm.
Mrs. Locke could be heard sobbing in the background of the phone call, telling the operator that she had been pushed out of a buggy and was running to the house for help.
The grief was evident in Mr. Webber’s voice as he revealed that the men had arrived on his property and were trying to break in.
Mr. Webb then called the Queensland Police Department and explained that the men were trying to break into his home and that he was housing a woman in need whom he did not know.
“You can’t be here … you have to go now … I need the police now …” Mr. Webber was heard to say.
At 12:57 a.m., Mr. Webber called his horrifying last emergency call.
“I probably just killed a guy. I think I stabbed him in the heart. A guy dies. I see him on the street. He’s not moving.
“To be honest, I don’t know how I’m alive,” he said to the operator.
Mr. Webber said he did “everything he could” to protect himself and said he was still holding the knife he used to “keep it as evidence.”
Mr. Webber stabbed Corey Christensen, 37, (right), and Mrs. Locke’s friend Tom Davy, 27, (left) after blindly pushing a kitchen knife in the direction of the intruders
Ms. Locke (pictured) was heard in the background of Mr. Webber’s troubled emergency calls
“He took my arm, I had it in my left arm, and I tried everything I could to protect myself because he was going to kill me,” he said.
Mr. Webber put the knife on the table when asked to do so and began to sob uncontrollably as he turned on the kitchen lights and watched the scene.
“Oh my god … oh my god … there’s blood everywhere … it’s everywhere,” he sobbed.
“I’m too young for this.”
Mr. Webber repeatedly pleaded for emergency services and asked the operator to stay on the line.
“Am I going to jail for this?” he asked.
The audio ended when the police arrived at the house, yelling at Mr. Webber not to move before handcuffing him.
Mr. Webber has never been charged after the Triple-Zero operator he called prior to the attack allegedly left the line open for 50 minutes – effectively providing evidence that he was acting in self-defense.
On Tuesday, Mr. Webber’s attorney, Harvey Walters, filed an application stating that he had been diagnosed with “moderate to severe” post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the coronal exam.
He said the man became extremely emotional when he spoke about the events two years ago and advised him to apologize for taking the stand.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
June 2018: Candice Locke, 29, and Tom Davy, 27, met through a dating app three months earlier. Mrs. Locke lived in Ayr, about 90 minutes south of Townsville, and he lived in Cairns.
September 30, 2018: They met in Alva Beach, north of Queensland, for the long weekend of the NRL Grand Final.
The pair went fishing on a beach where they met the local dad of three Corey Christensen, 37.
Mr. Davy and Mr. Christensen bonded over their love for NRL and the couple were invited to watch the match on a detached block adjacent to his home.
After several hours of drinking, the trio and a group of Mr. Christensen’s friends were joyriding on quad bikes on the beach.
Ms. Locke fell off one of the bikes, dislocated her shoulder, and went to seek help because she said no one took her injury seriously.
She took a dirt road from the beach, which led to a town, and she took refuge in the first house she saw at 2 Topton Street.
Ms. Locke knocked on the door and pleaded at 11:30 pm when she met Dean Webber, 19, who lived in the property.
Minutes later, Mr. Davy, Mr. Christensen and a third man arrived and tried to break in, yelling at them not to call the police, police sources said.
Mr. Webber called the police but was told there was only one officer at Ayr station, about 20 minutes away, who could not come immediately due to people in custody.
Instead, Mr. Webber turned off all the lights and closed the curtains.
Ten minutes later the men ripped open Mr. Webber’s screen door and stormed into his house saying, “We’ve got you now, you little shit.”
The men grabbed Mr. Webber by the throat, lifted him off the ground and threw him to the ground.
Mr. Webber “blindly stuck a kitchen knife in the dark” to defend himself, punching one man in the chest and the other in the armpit.
Davy and Christensen were stabbed a total of three times and stumbled out before bled to death in the gutter.
Mr. Webber was arrested when police arrived late at about 4:30 am to rescue either of the men, but was released without charge because detectives decided he was acting in self-defense.
October 13, 2020: The inquest into the deaths of the two men begins.