Neo-Nazi leader of the group & # 39; Aryan girls & # 39; who kills her friend with a hammer, insists that she is innocent after being held for life
A neo-Nazi who is in prison for life because she killed her partner while he slept in his home in Perth, tries to destroy her conviction, insist that she is innocent and claims that her lawyer has not followed instructions.
Alan Taylor was murdered in April 2016 in the Girrawheen House that he shared with his son's mother, Melony Jane Attwood, 39, and her 22-year-old resident lover Robert Edhouse.
The 42-year-old FIFO boiler maker was clubbed with a hammer and left to die while the murderers messed up the house to make it look like a burglary, and then went to a movie trying to make an alibi.
Neo-Nazi melon Jane Attwood was imprisoned for life after her and Robert Edhouse (pictured together) bleeding her boyfriend Alan Taylor while he slept
Alan Taylor, 42, a FIFO employee slept when the couple used a hammer to kill him before trying to make the scene look like a burglary that went wrong
Attwood, who led the neo-Nazi group Aryan Girls, has constantly protested against her innocence.
But she and Edhouse, who was president of Aryan Nations, were both sentenced for murder last year following a Supreme Court of WA trial.
Attwood testified personally in the WA Court of Appeal on Tuesday, admitting that she had signed a document confirming that she had chosen not to handle the trial because she believed that the evidence was sufficient to support herself to speak & # 39 ;.
However, she said she was unaware at the time that Edhouse would enter the dock and testify against her.
Attwood insisted that her lawyer Richard Utting tell her only later that Edhouse had a & # 39; murderous & # 39; would use the defense so that at least she would be convicted as an accomplice.
Her voice wavered when she said she broke in response & # 39; and cried & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I had nothing to do with it, afterwards or earlier & # 39 ;, she said.
Attwood also insisted that she did not agree that Mr. Utting Edhouse did not cross-examine.
& # 39; I believed my lawyer would stand up for me, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I was shocked when I was in the dock, but I didn't want to bother and say anything because it would be rude. & # 39;
Attwood said she was also shocked that Mr. Utting admitted in his closing speech that she lied to the police and helped hide the crime, but only out of loyalty to her white supremacist friends.
Edhouse & # 39; s former acolyte Corey Joshua Dymock was acquitted of murder but found guilty as an accomplice, while a fourth person, a member of the group who cannot be identified, pleaded for murder and received limited punishment to testify.
The director of the public prosecutor also appeals against the minimum 21-year-old sentences that were pronounced against Attwood and Edhouse.
Attwood (right), who led the neo-Nazi group Aryan Girls, protested against her innocence for the brutal murder and appealed against her statement that her lawyers did not properly handle her case
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