A BALLARAT woman who allegedly helped two accused murderers flee from a Scarsdale murder scene before trying to destroy evidence will face a committal hearing in October.
Lisa Trezise, 28, appeared in Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday, where she faces numerous charges stemming from the brutal axe murder of a 14-year-old autistic boy in January this year.
Scarsdale teenager Timmy O’Brien died from trauma to the head after going to the rescue of his stepfather, Peter Williams, in the early hours of January 5.
Trezise is charged with obstructing the course of justice, two counts of intentionally causing serious injury, recklessly causing serious injury and criminal damage.
It is alleged that she assaulted Mr Williams, before witnessing Timothy being killed, and drove the accused killers, Darren Wilson and Joel Henderson, from the scene.
She is also accused of removing her and Henderson’s clothes and washing them.
Investigating officer Detective Senior Constable Dustin Shepherd told a bail application for Wilson in June that Mr Williams had been lured to the house after getting a phone call from a teenage girl.
The girl had allegedly been romantically involved with Wilson and had complained to him that she had seen Mr Williams peering at her through the farmhouse window on an earlier occasion.
Wilson and Henderson had allegedly discussed the night before the murder how they would bash Mr Williams when he arrived at the rented farmhouse.
When Mr Williams and Timmy walked into the house, Detective Shepherd said Wilson had a Betty Boop pillow case over his head as a disguise.
Mr Williams was allegedly attacked and struck several times before Timmy, who was armed with a baseball bat, went to help his stepfather and was murdered.
Supported in court by her parents yesterday, Trezise was bailed to re-appear on October 21 for a committal hearing.
Although not in court for the hearing, Darren Wilson’s mother was also in the court building.