The trial of Echuca woman Tracey Kerr, charged with murder, will continue today.May 2, 2014 10:11am
Neighbours yesterday testified they heard a man and woman yelling at each other over an affair in the case of an Echuca woman charged with murder.
Tracey Kerr, 43, of Echuca, appeared in Supreme Court yesterday charged with the murder of Douglas Barrett, 67.
The court heard Mr Barrett had a stab wound to his neck and cuts on his eyeballs when his body was found. Prosecutor Peter Rose QC said the pair were having an affair and were drinking in Mr Barrett's back shed in Echuca on May 25, 2012.
Mr Barrett's wife, Hazel, was inside their house when the attack happened.
Neighbour Michelle O'Loghlin said she heard Mr Barrett and Ms Kerr yelling at each other several weeks before his death and Ms Kerr threatened to expose the affair if she didn't get money.
Another neighbour also heard the pair's fight and Ms Kerr's threat.
Ms Kerr's lawyer Shane Tyrell said his client had acted in self-defence and feared she would be raped.
Mr Rose said Mr Barrett died of a heart attack due to the shock of his injuries.
The trial continues today.
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