Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Bail Denied for 4 of 5 Home Invasion Accused

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Bail Denied for 4 of 5 Home Invasion Accused

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Byline: Helen Spelitis helen.spelitis@qt.com.au

A GROUP of people accused of breaking into a Churchill home and assaulting a woman and her pet dog will remain behind bars.

The five co-accused appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday after being charged following an alleged violent home invasion in the early hours Monday morning.

Each one of the defendants - Mary Annett Taurino, 32, Damain Douglas Murphy, 32, Kaylee Peta Bond, 31, Rebecca Louise Reynolds, 33, and Isaac David Edward Douglas Hopkins, 34 - applied for bail.

Bail was granted for Redbank single mother Taurino, who the court heard had a criminal record featuring common assault and burglary, however, the offences were more than 10 years old.

All five of the accused were brought to the court from the watch-house.

According to defence lawyer Trevor Hoskin, who appeared for two of the accused, accounts of the event given to police were inconsistent.

Police have alleged the group of five unlawfully entered the 35-year-old woman's Churchill home and assaulted her and her pet kelpie with a piece of wood, just after 1. …

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