Justine Jones
Justine Jones

Justine Jones met 'violent end' by 'jealous' man: court

A "PRETTY" Sunshine Coast girl allegedly met a "violent end" at the hands of a jealous man who was "infatuated" with her.

Richard Peter Coburn, 29, has pleaded not guilty in Brisbane Supreme Court to killing Justine Jones, 22, and dumping her body in a wheelie bin at Alexandra Headland.

Crown prosecutor David Meredith told the jury during his opening address that Mr Coburn had killed her "out of jealousy".

"There will be evidence that Richard Coburn was infatuated with Justine Jones," he said.

"She may not have been so keen on him.

"Even though he was infatuated, the prosecution says he killed her out of jealousy.

"... often jealousy is a sufficient explanation."

Mr Meredith said Ms Jones' flatmate Roxanne Hockey was the last person to see her alive, watching the third State of Origin match at their unit on July 7, 2010, with Mr Coburn. 

Justine's body was found at the Nambour tip more than a week after she died wrapped in the doona cover missing from her room.

Mr Meredith said he garbage truck compactor crushed Ms Jones' body so badly that a cause of death was never determined.

"You will be satisfied she met a violent end and she did so before she was put into a wheelie bin," he told the jury.

The trial continues.



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