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Juror in Jetstar pilot’s missing camper murder trial writes note to judge with two requests

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False teeth, a charred ring and thousands of tiny broken bone fragments were all that remained of the allegedly murdered elderly lovers.

A juror in the Greg Lynn murder trial returned to court to ask two questions that could help them reach a unanimous verdict.

The former Jetstar pilot pleaded not guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court to the murders of secret lovers Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73, in the Wonnanangatta Valley in Victoria’s alpine region on 20 March 2020.

On Tuesday, Judge Michael Croucher was told the jury wanted to see video recordings of Lynn and ballistics expert Constable Paul Griffiths giving evidence in court.

Shotgun Police Say Greg Lynn Used to Murder Elderly Camper Carol Clay

Juror in Jetstar pilots missing camper murder trial writes note

Greg Lynn to appear in the Supreme Court of Victoria

The pair gave approximately four and a half hours of evidence during the trial, which was recorded via cameras placed inside the courtroom.

The jury retired to consider its verdict Monday afternoon and has now been deliberating for a full day and a half.

The jury returned home around 4 p.m. Tuesday and will not receive a response to the request until Wednesday.

Senior Constable Griffiths previously told the jury he found the 12 gauge bullet on March 2, 2022 allegedly used to kill Ms Clay at the site where her burnt out campsite was found.

The mangled slug was further found to contain fibers and “biological material” believed to be that of Ms Clay.

The jury previously heard claims that the bullet that killed Ms Clay blew out the passenger side mirror of Mr Hill’s Landcruiser before hitting Ms Clay in the head.

‘As quite a bit of time had passed, we had to use a sifting technique. So we went down about an inch in that area,” she said.

Using a metal detector, the detective located glass fragments and the bullet, he told the court.

“It was a projectile fired with a significant amount of impact damage,” Officer Griffiths said.

Another search a week later turned up more alleged evidence, including bone fragments.

Greg Lynn's shotgun was equipped with a laser sight.

Greg Lynn’s shotgun was equipped with a laser sight.

Police believe the side mirror of Russell Hill's car was shot out (pictured)

Police believe the side mirror of Russell Hill’s car was shot out (pictured)

Constable Griffiths said he was sent back into the bush in March 2022 in the hope of finding evidence that may have been overlooked before.

“The purpose was to look for other items and, from memory, find cartridge casings… and other bone fragments,” he told the jury.

His testimony was harshly attacked by Lynn’s attorney, Dermott Dann, KC.

During cross-examination, Constable Griffiths was criticized for not verifying Lynn’s story before conducting trajectory tests.

The jury heard that the detective had not used Lynn’s shotgun to conduct the tests, despite previously saying at a preliminary hearing that he had.

“This is just a failed exercise, isn’t it?” Mr. Dann said.

“It’s completely accurate,” was the response.

Lynn himself spent much of the day on the witness stand giving his version of events.

While Lynn has always denied murdering the couple, the jury heard he freely admitted to cleaning up the alleged crime scene and destroying evidence.

“It was despicable,” Lynn admitted.

‘All I can say to the families is that I am very sorry for all the suffering I have caused them… yes, I should be punished for it. For what I did.’

The jury heard that Lynn had offered to plead guilty to destruction of evidence before going to trial, but the prosecution had rejected her.

“I am innocent of murder,” he said. ‘I am innocent (also of homicide). I haven’t killed anyone.

Dressed neatly in a suit and dark-rimmed glasses, the former pilot spoke coolly and calmly as he explained to the jury the gory details of what police allege was a cold-blooded murder.

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