Police found $87,480 cash in the back of the black Jeep Cherokee hidden in a nearby street by Jack Harrison Vincent Sadler in the days after the alleged murder.
Mr Sadler, 29, of Dion Crescent Riverside has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 24-year-old Jake Anderson-Brettner about 7.30pm on August 15 2018.
The Crown alleges Mr Sadler shot Mr Anderson-Brettner three times before beheading and dismembering his body and placing parts in wheelie bins with the help of his partner Gemma Elizabeth Clark.
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Senior Constable Joshua Hayes told the jury that Mr Sadler indicated "Gem knows nothing" when he spoke to him on August 19.
Detective Senior Constable Leighton Riggall said a large quantity of Australian banknotes and steroids were found in a vehicle search on August 18, 2018. He told crown prosecutor Emily Judd that when counted it came to $87,480. The black Jeep Cherokee was found parked in Andrea Place Riverside on August 17.
The jury heard last week that Mr Anderson-Brettner collected a bag from the home of his friend Thomas Larissey about 7pm on August 15.
Clark told the jury this week that Mr Sadler told her that someone was coming and that [the person] had to see Tom because "he holds his money and he is going to get it from him".
Clark told the court on Tuesday that after their arrest Mr Sadler told her multiple times not to tell police about the Jeep.
"The Jeep didn't exist," she said. When she told Mr Sadler that she had told police about the Jeep he was angry. "I told you not to talk about the Jeep," she reported him saying.
Constable Riggall confirmed to defence counsel Greg Richardson that he saw a cash counting machine at Mr Sadler's house.
Sergeant James Scicluna said he found keys to Mr Anderson-Brettner's vehicle in a drain at Dion crescent.
Fingerprint expert Tracey Tobin said latent fingerprints taken from a ziplock bag by a police officer matched Mr Sadler's right and left index fingers.
Detective-sergeant Peter Roberts said he and Senior Constable Hayes spoke to Clark on August 22 and 23.
"Ms Clark indicated to Senior Constable Hayes and I that there was a song on Spotify playlist called Dead Body Disposal by an artist called Necro," he said.
Clark told police that Mr Sadler regularly played the song.
Mr Richardson asked whether the first time Clark made a statement about the song was in August 2020.
"I was some time after," Detective-sergeant Roberts agreed.
SADLER RELATED NEWS
- DAY 1 | The Crown presents its case against Jack Sadler
- DAY 2 | Jack Sadler 'lied' about seeing alleged victim
- DAY 3 | Accused murderer asked witness to cut deceased's toes off
- DAY 4 | Police found gun at accused murderer's home '
- DAY 5 | 'I heard someone saying 'please man don't, please man stop'
- DAY 6 | Accused was angry, told girlfriend not to tell police 'about the Jeep'
Forensic examiner Paul Holloway said numerous swabs of reddish-brown stains were sent for DNA testing.
"The most obvious was on a bannister on the left as you go up," he said.
Other swabs were taken from a hearth near a woodheater, carpet and around the bathroom basin.
He said a red-brown transfer stain on the railing above the staircase had a 100 billion match for Mr Anderson-Brettner.
The Crown will call evidence from a forensic scientist, ballistics expert and a government pathologist today.