Murder committal interrupted as accused’s partner arrested
A MURDER committal hearing has been sensationally interrupted, with a woman detained by detectives for allegedly taking photos of witnesses during the proceedings.
The 41-year-old Moolboolaman woman, who police confirmed was the partner of murder-accused Tony Boyd Carmichael, is expected to be charged later today.
Bundaberg Criminal Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Self said during today's proceedings in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court a female was allegedly observed to be using a recording device to capture images of witnesses.
"The court was advised and the female accused was detained by detectives in the court," Det Sen Sgt Self said.
"Bundaberg CIB detectives attended and arrested the woman for unauthorised recordings in a court house under the Justice Act."
The woman is expected to be charged later today with the bail condition that she does not return to the court house for the remainder of the committal proceedings.
Today's hearing was the second day of the committal hearing into the cold-case murder of Maryborough man Gregory Armstrong, who was last seen alive in May 1997.
In March detectives charged 45-year-old Carmichael with Mr Armstrong's murder.