Allison Baden-Clay.
Allison Baden-Clay.

Gerard Baden-Clay's phone log shows early-morning charge

AS the Crown closed its case against Gerard Baden-Clay, it revealed the father of three's mobile phone was connected to a charging device in the early hours of the morning.

A list of admissions shows his phone was placed on charge at 1.48am on April 20, 2012, and removed from charge at 6.18am - something extracted from his phone's log.

Mr Baden-Clay has always maintained he went to bed about 10pm on April 19 because he was feeling sick.

He repeatedly told police he was a heavy sleeper and was not sure whether his wife Allison slept in the bed next to him.

The admissions also reveal information about the Baden-Clay life insurances.

Allison phoned an insurance broker on April 17, 2012, to reduce the sum insured and the premium on their life insurance policies for herself and her husband.

Her husband phoned Asteron Life Insurance on May 1, 2012, the day after Allison was found.

Mr Baden-Clay asked how he could make a claim on his wife's life insurance.

It was also revealed Allison and Gerard Baden-Clay made no payments on their Westpac credit card between January 24 and May 30, 2012.

The minimum payment was $2406.

The final admission was that Allison last had a script for anti-depressant medication on March 13, 2012.

Experts found traces of the drug in her body after it was found on the steep banks of the Kholo Creek.

ALLISON Baden-Clay's journal has revealed her continuing struggle with husband Gerard's affair more than six months after she found out.

She questions why her husband was "so mean" after she found out, making notes about him laughing at her undies and saying she smelled.

The mother of three says she finds the "whole thing dirty", still feels "sick in stomach" and questions whether she is a prude.

In the journal, which police found under a bedside table in the main bedroom, the mother of three has listed a number of questions she wanted to ask him with the date April 18, 2012 - the day before her husband is accused of murdering her.

Brisbane Supreme Court has heard her marriage counsellor had suggested she and Mr Baden-Clay spend 15 minutes each night to vent issues about the affair.

Allison wants to know whether Mr Baden-Clay and his lover Toni McHugh were scared of being seen together, how often they did things together and how many people in the real estate office knew.

"Did she ever say 'I feel bad because you're married'?" she wrote

"Really hurt - had so many opportunities to tell me - let me believe it was all my fault and therefore I was at your mercy - Peter said ball in your court.

"Forced me to look to you - think that's where you wanted me.

"Do you regret the whole thing or just being court (sic)?

"Were you prepared to live with the guilt if I hadn't found out?"

There was a hand-drawn map of Ms McHugh's home on one of the pages.

Below are the questions shown to the jury:

Movies
- Drive together
- How many times?
- What see
- Dinner?
- Scared of being seen
- Kiss/hug?

Snowy
- Drive together
- Seats down
- Lie there afterwards
- how many times?
- do afterwards -drive home?

Layout of house
-sit together
-couch/(not legible)

Bday
- had three - remember 1?

How paid for hotels?
Did she ever say I feel bad because you're married?
How many people in office knew?
-how did that feel?

Really hurt - had so many opportunities to tell me - let me believe it was all my fault and therefore I was at your mercy - peter said ball in your court

Forced me to (not legible) to you - think that's where you wanted me

Do you regret the whole thing or just being court (sic)?

Were you prepared to live with the guilt if I hadn't found out- read book

Said I was so different - laughed why?

Afterward why so mean?
- Laughed at undies
- told me I smelled
I couldn't go back to her even if I wanted to

Pictures
- large portrait
- With her!
- 40th bday - four weeks later started

Dirty - find whole thing dirty
-  Maybe I'm prudent?

Still get sick in stomach.


Baden-Clay trial hears blood a match for Allison

 Holden Captiva
Holden Captiva Contributed

A FORENSIC scientist has testified that blood in a Holden Captiva was a positive DNA match for Allison Baden-Clay.

Amanda Reeves, from Queensland Health, told Brisbane Supreme Court that the probability blood could be from anyone other than Allison was one in 5600 billion.

"That's a large number," she said.

The court has heard how the Captiva, which the Baden-Clay family had affectionately labelled Sparky, was new and usually had Allison in the driver's seat.

Ms Reeves said she had tested scrapings from fingernail on Allison's body.

She said she was able to find an incomplete profile that matched Allison's DNA.

Ms Reeves said one of the sample indicated possible DNA from a second person but it was below the recording thresholds for the lab.

Under cross-examination from defence barrister Michael Byrne, Ms Reeve agreed there was "a possibility there was not a second contributor".

Ms Reeves said a blood-stained towel in the Baden-Clay bathroom at Brookfield was a positive DNA match for Gerard Baden-Clay.

She said the probability the DNA sample originated from anyone other than Mr Baden-Clay was one in 590,000 billion based on Qld Caucasian data.

Police photographer Brett Schnitzerling said he photographed the blood stain in the Captiva on April 22.

"When I first viewed it I thought it was a drink stain," he said.

"That was my first impression."

 

Gerard Baden-Clay
Gerard Baden-Clay

Baden-Clay wanted hush hush over marital woes

MURDER accused Gerard Baden-Clay told a police officer to keep his voice down when he asked about "marital issues".

Sergeant Gregory Matthies had set up a command post at the Brookfield Showgrounds on April 21, 2012 - a day after Mr Baden-Clay had reported his wife Allison missing.

He asked Mr Baden-Clay to go through their movements again on April 19 and 20 but his booming voice apparently concerned the real estate agent.

"I'm not trying to stick my nose in," the officer said in an audio recording played to Brisbane Supreme Court.

"But I'm trying to work out her mindset at the time.

"I just want to do whatever I can do to help."

Sgt Matthews asked about Allison's state of mind and Mr Baden-Clay said they had financial challenges with the business and other issues.

"She's been predominately up," he said.

"We've had our ups and downs.

"We have had our challenges but we're working through them."

Mr Baden-Clay said he did not believe his wife was in a frame of mind that she would want to harm herself.

"She has had a history of depression but that's pretty well managed by her medication," he said.

"It never led to anything like that."

Mr Baden-Clay told police his wife went for walks most for the fresh air but would walk on flat routes, avoiding hills.

"She's not training," he said.

"She's trying to lose weight and that's why determined.

"We're all going on a family holiday in a couple of weeks with friends.

"She wants to look good for that."


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