Headless body murder accused ‘happy’ after man dismembered
MONTHS after dumping her dismembered partner George Gerbic's torso beside a road, Lindy Yvonne Williams seemed "happy", a court has been told.
The Sunshine Coast woman, 60, has pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to interfering with a corpse.
Coolum Football Club president Mr Gerbic was 66.
His headless, handless remains were dumped and set alight near Gympie.
On the trial's fourth day, Dr Marc Daniels told Brisbane Supreme Court Ms Williams visited him on September 11, 2013.
"She said she had been assaulted by her ex five days prior," Dr Daniels said on Thursday.
The Crown alleges Mr Gerbic was murdered sometime after September 3 that year, before the torso was found on September 19.
Dr Daniels said Ms Williams wanted emergency housing and had injuries consistent with a "severe" assault.
The doctor said Ms Williams had arm cuts and bruises.
Dr Daniels told defence counsel Simon Lewis that although some cuts might have been self-inflicted, that "wouldn't account for the bruises on her arm".
Dr Daniels said he consulted Ms Williams again in February 2014, when she said her "violent partner" had gone overseas.
She was "happy" and planned on getting a pet dog, Dr Daniels told the court.
By this stage, Mr Gerbic's remains were still unidentified.
Later, Ms Williams's daughter-in-law Casey Seal said Ms Williams changed after brain surgery she had prior to Mr Gerbic's death.
Mr Lewis asked if his client seemed "more muddled in thought" and Ms Seal said she did.
The daughter-in-law also said at Christmas 2013, Ms Williams told family her partner was overseas.
The court heard Ms Williams bought a washing machine for Casey and Casey's husband Michael that Christmas.
Earlier, jurors heard Ms Williams claim Mr Gerbic attacked her, but slipped in her blood and whacked his head on a granite kitchen top.
She said she went to a motel after the domestic argument but on returning to the Tanawha home, found the dismembered torso in an en-suite.
She admitted taking his torso to Cedar Pocket Rd and setting it alight.
The trial continues.