Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Witness Refutes Alibi Story

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Witness Refutes Alibi Story

Article excerpt

A MAN who could have provided an alibi for a suspect in the Daniel Morcombe case says he would remember if the suspect had showed him a mulcher in his car on the day the teenager disappeared.

The suspect, known as P7, told the inquest into Daniel's disappearance that he showed his drug dealer's partner a plant mulcher he had just picked up on the day Daniel went missing.

Yesterday, however, the man said he did not remember P7 ever showing him a mulcher. He said he was amechanically mindeda and believed he would still know the type of motor that ran the mulcher if he had been shown it.

P7, who has a criminal history of abducting and molesting young boys, has admitted driving on Nambour Connection Road at the time Daniel disappeared.

When he was first interviewed by police, P7 could not explain a 35-minute gap in his movements on the afternoon of December 7, 2003. …

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