Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Woman Lied Overmurder of Husband

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Woman Lied Overmurder of Husband

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Byline: Rae Wilson APN Newsdesk

THE woman at the centre of a love triangle murder has claimed she repeatedly lied to authorities because she was too scared to tell the truth until now.

Trichelle Cheney's lover Anthony Charles Oliver, 38, is on trial for murdering her husband Norman Desmond Cheney, 41.

This is the first time she has changed a key element in her story.

Mr Oliver has pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming he shot Mr Cheney in the head in self-defence, but has admitted he concreted the body into a 200-litre barrel and dumped it in the Caboolture River.

Bushwalkers found the barrel on February 5, 2011.

Mrs Cheney, who was living on the Sunshine Coast at the time, woke in a motel room when Mr Oliver returned home from getting drugs with Mr Cheney, who was previously oblivious to his best mate's affair with his wife.

She had always claimed Mr Oliver told her Mr Cheney, who had learned of the affair, threatened to kill her, her mother and their son Shae. …

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