Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata, 28, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the pair. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Felix
Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata, 28, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the pair. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Felix

Jury out in double toolbox murder trial

A JURY has retired to consider the fate of a man accused of murdering two drug dealers, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped into a dam at Logan.

Cory Breton's and Iuliana Triscaru's decomposing bodies were found in a large metal box at Scrubby Creek, south of Brisbane, on February 11, 2016.

Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata, 28, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the pair after they were lured to a townhouse in Kingston 18 days earlier and assaulted by a group of his mates.

 

Police retrieve a metal box from a dam near Scrubby Creek in Kingston. Picture: Jono Searle
Police retrieve a metal box from a dam near Scrubby Creek in Kingston. Picture: Jono Searle


Will Ballina SES be getting a much needed new headquarters?

premium_icon Will Ballina SES be getting a much needed new headquarters?

THE future of the new Ballina SES headquarters hangs in the balance.

GOOD NEWS: Easter bunny deemed 'essential' worker

GOOD NEWS: Easter bunny deemed 'essential' worker

THE NSW Premier has given the Easter bunny approval to work.

Five of the best takeaways (that are still good next day)

premium_icon Five of the best takeaways (that are still good next day)

Money is tight, but these takeaways are great value