Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Court Told Woman Wanted to Move to SA after Hit-Run

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Court Told Woman Wanted to Move to SA after Hit-Run

Article excerpt

AN INQUEST has heard that a Gatton woman, who police believe purposely ran over a cyclist on the Warrego Hwy, tried to move to Adelaide around the time police questioned her about the incident.

A coronial inquiry is being held into the death of Chinese national Shui Ki Chan, who was riding a bicycle on the Warrego Hwy near Gatton in August 2012 when he was struck by a car.

The injuries from the crash did not kill him; he died from being left in a ditch overnight exposed to the elements.

Police believe Gatton woman, Joanne Marie McCauley, who has previously lived at Toowoomba and Rockhampton, ran Mr Chan over and told people she had done it.

But she claims she told people this false story because she wanted to scare a man she had heard was a rapist.

The inquest is into its second week and on Tuesday one of Ms McCauley's friends from that time said Ms McCauley told him that she wanted to move to Adelaide. …

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