1. Alleged Claremont killer’s ex-wife tells trial she ‘feared for her life’.
The first week of Western Australia’s so-called “trial of the century” is drawing to a close and plenty of revelations have already emerged.
Bradley Robert Edwards’ second wife gave explosive but truncated testimony on Thursday, saying she feared for her life towards the end of their marriage when she compiled a notebook of his bank transactions because she was sick of his lies.
At least one bank statement that the notes were based on was missing and covered the period when the third victim, 27-year-old lawyer Ciara Glennon, was murdered on March 15, 1997.
The notes also showed two withdrawals from a Bayview Terrace ATM, despite Edwards claiming to police he had no association with Claremont.
The woman was prevented from elaborating.
The woman explained how she and Edwards met at work and went on their first date in early April 1997.
By 2014, the woman said her marriage to Edwards deteriorated when she got "sick and tired of the lies".
"I feared for my life," she said.
She moved out of the house in July 2015, but her voice cracked when she told the court her 21-year-old daughter had remained living in the house with Edwards.
On Wednesday, the confessed rapist's first wife painted a picture of a dutiful husband who would drop her off and pick her up from work every day, and was civil after they broke up amid her infidelity.
But he once failed to collect her after an "incident" at Hollywood Hospital, she said.