Garry Dubois as a young man.
Garry Dubois as a young man.

McCulkin ‘murder’ accused declines to testify

A MAN accused of murdering Barbara McCulkin and raping and killing her 13 and 11-year-old daughters has declined to testify at his own trial.

Garry Reginald 'Shorty' Dubois a short time ago refused to appear in the witness box before a Brisbane Supreme Court jury.

Mr Dubois and Vincent O'Dempsey are accused of the alleged murder of 34-year-old Barbara McCulkin and the alleged rape and murder of her daughters Vicki and Leanne 42 years ago.

The Highgate Hill family disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974.
 

Barbara McCulkin (right) and her daughters Vicky (left) and Leanne (centre) disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974.
Barbara McCulkin (right) and her daughters Vicky (left) and Leanne (centre) disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974. Contributed

Mr Dubois, from Torbanlea, has pleaded not guilty in Brisbane Supreme Court to one charge of deprivation of liberty, two of rape and three charges of murder.

Mr O'Dempsey, a 78-year-old Warwick resident, is scheduled to face trial next year. 

The prosecution and defence are expected to sum up their cases before the jury on Monday.

A decision not to provide evidence cannot be used against a person facing trial.

- ARM NEWSDESK


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