Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Former Rocky Woman Speaks at Inquest

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Former Rocky Woman Speaks at Inquest

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Byline: Pamela Frost

A CYCLIST was hit and left for dead along the Warrego Hwy and Gatton woman Joanne Marie McCauley told others she was responsible because she wanted to scare a man, an inquest has heard.

Sitting in the witness box at an inquest in Brisbane, Ms McCauley said she wanted to look invincible, so she told the man, who she had heard had once raped a child, that she had hit the cyclist.

But she said she was not really involved.

"(I told the story) to frighten him to make him think that I would be capable enough to do that to him..." she told the court.

"I never dreamt it would come down to this."

Police believe Ms McCauley, who has previously lived at Rockhampton and near Toowoomba, ran over Chinese national Shui Ki Chan, 25, who was found dead in a ditch by the side of the highway on August 23, 2012. …

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