Accused cop killer concedes he told lies

Accused police killer Jason Roberts has taken care of he is harmless despite conceding to a Victorian Supreme Courtroom jury he lied about his legal action.

Roberts was interviewed by officers three situations in July and August 2000, just about every time lying about his know-how of the murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller on August 16, 1998.

He advised police he could not remember where he was that night, but the 41-year-previous now suggests he stayed at the Debs’ home with his girlfriend Nicole.

In his evidence previous week, Roberts told the jury Bandali Debs later stated what occurred at the Moorabbin capturing and showed him the Hyundai windscreen that had been destroyed by bullets.

Roberts instructed law enforcement in 2000 the auto was harmed following his 18th birthday in late August 1998, the jury heard.

He also lied about what prompted the damaged windscreen, telling law enforcement it was from a brass strip alternatively than gunfire.

Roberts also told officers he had very little to do with the 10 armed robberies he dedicated with Debs in 1998.

“Plainly as a teenager, I lied a great deal,” Roberts explained in his proof on Monday.

“I lied for the reason that Ban killed two law enforcement officers. Which is not a compact issue.”

Roberts claimed an officer manufactured a crass remark about his girlfriend Nicole when he spoke to law enforcement in December 1998.

Roberts 1st told other officers about the crass remark in July 2000.

Prosecutor Ben Ihle QC claimed Roberts lied about the remark to check out to deflect law enforcement consideration absent from his involvement in the murders.

But Roberts denied that was the scenario, saying he also created reference to the comment in a recorded cell phone connect with involving him and Debs.

“You would give a Panadol a headache,” Roberts informed the prosecutor. “You’re getting deceptive.”

It was also place to Roberts that he lied to his legal professionals for the duration of his first murder trial.

Roberts explained to his associates he did not commit the collection of armed robberies and had no awareness of the murders.

Roberts on Monday agreed he lied, but claimed Debs instructed him to.

“(Debs) stated very little need to be set on him,” Roberts instructed the jury.

Roberts and Debs were convicted of the murders 20 many years back, but Roberts’ conviction was overturned on attractiveness and a fresh trial was purchased.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The Supreme Court docket trial before Justice Stephen Kaye and a jury of 14 carries on.

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