Court hears of drugs and death
WHEN Donna Ellen McClymont told Jethro Matheson about the drugs she suspected Barry Grant was growing at his Condong property, she set in motion a chain of events that would end with Matheson dead and Grant accused of his murder.
The saga of drugs, double-crossing and death is slowly being revealed as the key players involved front courts in Tweed Heads and Lismore.
McClymont's part in the tale was heard in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday when she was sentenced on two counts of larceny.
According to facts presented by the Crown prosecutor, the charges arose from the two occasions in 2008 where McClymont had helped Matheson and others steal cannabis from Grant.
The 46-year-old suspected Grant of cannabis cultivation after a brief romance with him in early 2007.
She told Matheson about the property in August 2008 after meeting him in Brisbane, and they hatched a plan to steal the cannabis.
Matheson went on to attempt another theft from Grant in January this year, but on that occasion Grant allegedly fatally shot the 30-year-old.