"He wasn't supposed to die": Bikini model charged with husband's murder, as his horrified 9-year-old child looked on
Bikini model Raquel Hutchinson has been charged with murdering her husband to which she has pleaded not gulilty
A former bikini model is currently on trial for allegedly murdering her husband along with the help of her former lover. 40-year-old Raquel Hutchinson and Paul Wilkinson had to face the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia for murdering Brett. His last name has not been revealed in order to protect his children.
It is believed that Hutchinson and Wilkinson punched Brett down the stairs and also used Exit Mould stain remover to spray his face. The horrific incident was witnessed by a 9-year-old child, according to news.com.au. Margaret Cunneen, the prosecuting lawyer told the Supreme Court that the child heard Hutchinson kneel down next to Brett and telling him "confess or I'll kill you."
The boy reportedly saw Brett for the second time inside the trunk of a car with blood dripping from his face. Both Hutchinson and Wilkinson have pleaded not guilty. A third person Daniel Greentree has also been accused of being an accessory to the murder and has also pleaded not guilty. Brett's body was discovered near Mangrove Mountain which is 60 miles northwest of Sydney in the year 2014.
His official cause of death was stated as blunt-force trauma to the face and suffocation. The forensic examiners also found evidence that his body had been smothered or suffered ligature strangulation. As reported by 9 News, Brett was lured to his home in St. Mary's and then was killed and shoved into the trunk of a car only to be dumped on the side of the road. Hutchinson had reportedly texted Wilkinson immediately after and said, "Exit Mould works like Mace?, S*** c***s always win except when someone stops them" and "Game on, we man up."
According to Hutchinson's lawyer Belinda Rigg, her client was not denying the claims she "contemplated some reasonably serious harm but apparently only acted upon her feelings as she was trying to protect her children. Hutchinson's barrister said that her client was sure that Brett was "dangerous" and was of the belief that he was associated with spirits and was an "exorcist, demonologist and ghost hunter."
Hutchinson reportedly told a psychiatrist, "He wasn’t supposed to die. I wanted him to go to jail". According to Rigg, Hutchinson was of the belief that Brett had killed his first wife and was worried about her children's safety. Rigg also argued that Hutchinson was mentally deficient. She also said that her client was sexually abused as a child, had suffered from depression, and had also lived on the streets.