‘Andrew, please': Jury told of woman's chilling last cry as her estranged husband pleads not guilty to murder

Asia's Tech News Daily

A woman allegedly murdered by her estranged husband as she took the bins out was heard on security audio screaming and pleading for her life, a jury has been told.

The chilling audio of Kym Cobby’s final moments will be played to a Supreme Court jury as her estranged husband Andrew John Cobby stands trial charged with her murder.

Graphic photos of the woman’s bloodied body – found sprawled out on the driveway of her hinterland Gold Coast home – were shown to the jury on the first day of Mr Cobby’s trial.

‘Andrew, please’: Jury told of woman’s chilling last cry as her estranged husband pleads not guilty to murder

Camera IconAndrew John Cobby (pictured) pleaded not guilty at Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday to murdering his estranged wife Kym in November 2017. Credit: Supplied

On Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.

During his opening, crown prosecutor Philip McCarthy told the jury Ms Cobby’s body was discovered by her brother-in-law Craig Robert Eden outside her Worongary home late in the evening on November 12, 2017.

“Kym Cobby had been choked, asphyxiated and left for dead,” Mr McCarthy said.

At the time, Mr Cobby lived at a different address in Southport and the pair had been separated for years.

A post-mortem examination found Ms Cobby also had a serious laceration on her head.

Mr McCarthy said a damaged hammer was found near her body.

“You will be invited to conclude there is a symmetrical match between the shape of the injury in Ms Cobby’s scalp and the hammer recovered,” Mr McCarthy told the jury.

“The crown contends it was used in the attack on Ms Cobby that ended her life.”

‘Andrew, please’: Jury told of woman’s chilling last cry as her estranged husband pleads not guilty to murder

Camera IconKym Cobby’s bloodied body was found outside her Worongary home in 2017. Credit: Supplied

Mr McCarthy said audio from a neighbour’s security camera captured a woman screaming “Andrew, please” at 11pm that evening before the screams abruptly stopped.

The jury was told Ms Cobby’s body was discovered 12 minutes later by her brother-in-law as he returned home from work.

“The crown contends Mr Eden’s approximate arrival interrupted the defendant’s escape from the incident,” Mr McCarthy said.

“The recording you will hear is of the last moments of Kym Cobby’s life as she is killed.”

Mr McCarthy said Mr Cobby was found by police at 2.20am at a nearby address.

He urged the jurors to reject his account of an “attack” by an unknown assailant where he was hit in the head and his wife killed.

During police interviews, Mr Cobby told officers he and his wife were being extorted.

The court was told Mr Cobby had headed up investments made by other people that had not been returned, with some going to police to claim they had been defrauded.

Defence barrister Tony Kimmins told the jury the prosecution case was based on “circumstantial” evidence against his client and it was on the crown to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

“If there is any reasonable possibility of innocence, it is your duty to find Andrew Cobby not guilty,” Mr Kimmins said.

He said the jury would have “great problems” being satisfied Mr Cobby murdered his ex-wife.

More than 50 witnesses including police, neighbours and family members will be called to give evidence.

The trial before Justice Peter Callaghan is expected to run for three weeks.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Chris Bowen fails to answer Leigh Sales' question over affordable electric vehicles after Labor climate policy revealed

Labor’s climate change policy has come under fire after a key frontbencher failed to answer a simple question about when Australians would be able to buy an affordable electric vehicle. ... Read more »

Anti-police Instagram account believed to belong to Porsche driver Richard Pusey

The man who filmed four Victoria Police officers as they lay dying during on the side of a Melbourne freeway is now believed to be behind a vile anti-cop social ... Read more »

Ex-PM Tony Abbott backs Gladys Berejiklian to run for federal politics

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind Gladys Berejiklian to run for federal politics despite a corruption cloud over the ex-NSW premier. Ms Berejiklian resigned from the ... Read more »

Brisbane man shot by police after allegedly raising gun at officers after six-hour siege at a business

An alleged gunman has died in hospital after he was shot by police during a dramatic six-hour siege at a Brisbane business. Police rushed to Compton Rd at Stretton about ... Read more »

Toddler dead as dashcam emerges of horror freeway pile-up

Horrifying dashcam footage has emerged of the moment a semi-trailer smashed into multiple cars on a major Melbourne freeway, killing a toddler and leaving a young family fighting for life. ... Read more »

Homicide detectives investigate deadly altercation at Reservoir home

Police are investigating the death of a man following an alleged violent altercation in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir on Monday afternoon. One man has been arrested and is believed ... Read more »

Vic politics: Support for major parties dwindles

Startling new data has revealed Victorians are turning against the two major parties amid political unrest and mounting frustration during the pandemic. The new poll has shown support is waning ... Read more »

Harassment and abuse of Australian retail workers increases amid pandemic stress

The shocking scale of harassment and abuse suffered by retail staff in Australia during the pandemic has been laid bare in a startling report. The survey, lead by the Shop, ... Read more »

Judge Salvatore Vasta accused of putting Queensland father through ‘grossest parody of court hearing' by wrongly jailing him

The actions of a Federal Court judge have been labelled as “gross and unreasonable” after he sent a man to a maximum-security prison for six days after family law negotiations. ... Read more »

Daniel Callum Sica, son of triple murderer Max Sica, jailed for drug trafficking

The son of notorious a Queensland triple murderer turned to street-level meth dealing to fuel his own growing drug addiction, a court has been told. Daniel Callum Sica, the son ... Read more »

Alexandra Hills crash: Father of teen charged with pregnant couple's murder jailed for possessing drugs, fleeing police

The father of a teenager charged with murdering a pregnant couple in a horror Australia Day crash had an “epiphany” on his son’s legal troubles and wants to provide for ... Read more »

Defence royal commission: Family say Ryan Goodwin was badly let down by the those who trained him

It was a highly efficient and proactive machine that recruited Ryan Goodwin and taught him how to fight. But when the young man’s duty was done, that very same system ... Read more »

Alleged tomahawk attacker Jeffrey Cardwell says he thought bikies were out to get him

A man who allegedly went on a violent rampage at a Victorian shopping centre while armed with a tomahawk believed bikies were plotting to kill him, a court has been ... Read more »

Cleo's accused abductor Terence Kelly to remain behind bars over Christmas

The man accused of kidnapping four-year-old Cleo Smith from her family’s tent has briefly faced court via video link from prison more than one month after his arrest. Terence Darrell ... Read more »

Two men in custody after fatal stabbing in Melbourne's west

Two men have been arrested after another man was fatally stabbed in Melbourne’s west on Sunday night. The man was stabbed at a property on Leila Street, Deer Park about ... Read more »

Chris Bowen accuses Scott Morrison of being ‘toxic' with climate policy during National Press Club address

The Prime Minister has been accused of once “sneering” at the environmental concerns of people who frequent “city wine bars”. In a major address to the National Press Club, opposition ... Read more »

Brisbane Olympic Games 2032: First look at major rail network to transform city

Brisbane’s major rail project has drawn inspiration from iconic train stations from around the world, as the linchpin for the 2032 Games takes shape. The Cross River Rail tunnel network ... Read more »

Drunk driver Patrick Nealon loses sentence appeal for crash that killed student

A drunk tradie who was speeding when he crashed his ute into a student, killing her instantly, has failed to have his jail time reduced. Patrick Nealon was sentenced to ... Read more »

Omicron: South African diplomat labels Australia's travel ban on nine countries as ‘discrimination'

Australia’s travel ban on non-citizens from nine countries to stop the spread of Omicron has been labelled as “unfair” and “discriminatory” by the South African high commissioner to Australia. Marthinus ... Read more »

Cancer-causing drug and animal dewormer found in cocaine circulating in Australia: AFP

Partygoers have been warned after a dangerous animal dewormer and a banned cancer-causing drug were detected in cocaine seized at the Australian border. The Australian Federal Police says they have ... Read more »

Man charged with murder after woman, 67, allegedly assaulted and stabbed to death in Riverwood

A man has been charged with murder after an elderly woman was allegedly stabbed to death while she was walking home from the shops. Emergency services rushed to Roosevelt Ave ... Read more »

Gladys Berejiklian still considering run for Warringah, with support from Simon Birmingham

Senior federal government members say they would “love” to see former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian run in the upcoming election despite corruption allegations levelled against her. The door remains open ... Read more »

Uber announces new changes to service, saving passengers money and providing more certainty

Passengers can now save money on an Uber ride under major changes announced by the rideshare company. Customers in most major cities can book their trip in an UberX, XL ... Read more »

Floods continue in Qld as WA swelters through heatwave

Australia is in for another day of wild weather, with floods and rain set to continue in the northeast while the west swelters through extreme heat. The country experienced its ... Read more »

Video shows moment daredevil leaps between two 40ft buildings on Gold Coast

Video has emerged of the heart-stopping moment a daredevil jumps between two 12m buildings on the Gold Coast. In the footage shot by onlookers from the 39th floor of the ... Read more »

Teenage boy rushed to hospital after he was set upon by two dogs in a Homebush West park

A teenage boy is in hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked by two dogs at a park in Sydney’s west. The 13-year-old was set upon by two dogs ... Read more »

Newspoll reveals Labor, Anthony Albanese in lead over Scott Morrison's Coalition in lead-up to election

Anthony Albanese is favourite among voters to win the next federal election, a new poll has revealed. According to the latest Newspoll, 47 per cent of voters believe Labor will ... Read more »

NSW Government announces $1 million reward into alleged brutal murder of elderly man

Police investigating the alleged bashing murder of an elderly man in his Sydney home will announce a $1 million reward in the hopes of finding some answers. Kalim Saliba, 86, ... Read more »

Commuters braced for peak hour chaos as Region 6 bus drivers walk off the job on Monday morning

Drivers on a popular Sydney bus route will walk off the job on Monday amid escalating pay disputes. The recently privatised bus drivers from Region 6 in the city’s inner ... Read more »

Cleo Smith's alleged abductor Terence Darrell Kelly to front court on Monday

The man charged with abducting Cleo Smith, sparking a desperate search for the little girl in the remote outback, will appear in court on Monday. Terence Darrell Kelly was dramatically ... Read more »

Western Sydney council election turns ugly following alleged assault

A western Sydney mayor was allegedly assaulted outside a polling booth on Saturday in an ugly postscript to the NSW council elections. Police have charged a 29-year-old man after he ... Read more »

Rowdy schoolies cause $40k damage to Airbnb on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula

Schoolies have trashed homes across Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, with one homeowner left with a $40,000 bill following a wild party. But the police union warned many of the incidents would ... Read more »

Softball SA hits back at ‘explicit image' allegations against former coach

Softball South Australia has hit out at reports that a coach, who still works in the sport, sent explicit images to minors in 2017. News Corp’s The Sunday Mail was ... Read more »

17-year-old boy pulled from water at Lake Nagambie in central Victoria

The body of a 17-year-old boy has been pulled from the water at a lake in central Victoria on Sunday morning. It is believed the Kangaroo Flat teen had attended ... Read more »

NSW records 286 new Covid cases as Omicron investigation continues

NSW has recorded 286 new Covid cases and one death as authorities await the results of genomic testing to determine the extent of the Omicron outbreak. The state’s double-dose vaccination ... Read more »

Senator Sam McMahon allegedly tried to punch Nationals federal director in Canberra pub

Northern Territory senator Sam McMahon has been accused of trying to physically punch one of her Nationals party colleagues in a Canberra pub. Witnesses told Sky News Senator McMahon took ... Read more »

Victoria records 980 new Covid cases

Victoria has recorded 980 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths. The state's case numbers fell below 1000 after climbing throughout the week, taking Victoria's active cases to 15,433. The Victorian ... Read more »

Troubled insurer iCare criticised for ramping up spending on consultants

Embattled state insurer iCare has been accused of wasting money on consultants that could have gone to sick and injured workers after it splashed almost $5 million on consulting fees. ... Read more »

Makeup retailer Mecca wins battle with US cosmetics company once endorsed by supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Aussie make-up giant Mecca has won its legal battle with a celeb-endorsed US brand who wanted to cancel an exclusive arrangement because of coronavirus restrictions. The beauty retailer launched court ... Read more »

Support for medical research rockets to decade high

While it may seem like many of us are happy to take health advice from social media, new research reveals Australians are overwhelmingly supportive of quality medical information. With the ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic