Woman watched as Shaune Gibson was murdered, court hears

A COURT has been played a police recording in which an Ipswich woman admits to watching Shaune Lewis Gibson take his final breath before he died.

She also admitted she stood idly by while others hog-tied, bashed, stabbed and strangled the Ipswich teen in her bedroom before helping dump his body in a shallow grave.

Valerie Jeanette Chambers, 45, pleaded not guilty this week in the Brisbane Supreme Court to Mr Gibson's murder on August 9, 2012 at her home in Cooinda St, Eastern Heights.

His body was found in a shallow grave off Balaam Hill Rd at Churchable the following month.

The court had previously heard she is one of three people charged over the murder.

Warrick David Lindenberg, 29, pleaded guilty to Mr Gibson's murder earlier this month and is due to be sentenced following the outcome of this trial.

A 16-year-old girl who cannot be identified because of her age has also been charged with the murder.

On Wednesday the court was played Chambers's interview with police in which she described Mr Gibson's final moments.

"I walked back into the room and Shaune Gibson was gasping for air," she said.

"I saw him take his last breath ... it is a picture I will never forget.

"I wanted to help him but it was too late for that.

"Things got out of hand. As much as I hated him, he did not deserve to die."

Chambers admitted later in the interview that she had struck Mr Gibson twice over the head with a pool cue before he was hog-tied, bashed, stabbed in the lungs so he could not scream and strangled with a piece of wire.

She went on to tell homicide investigator Detective Sergeant Heath McQueen during the interview at Yamanto police station on September 21, 2012 where Mr Gibson's body was dumped and agreed to take him to the location.

"We wrapped Shaune up in a tarp and carried him downstairs and put his body in the boot of my car," she said.

"Warrick (Lindenberg) wanted to bury the body at the back of his parents' place.

"He dug a hole near an embankment which was just off a dirt road that is rarely used.

"It all took about an hour."

The trial before Justice David Boddice continues.


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