A former kindergarten teacher has denied playing any role in the murder of an aspiring rapper with a samurai sword following a home invasion near Glebe in 2018.
Hannah Quinn, 26, and Blake Davis, 31, are on trial in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on charges of murdering Jett McKee after he held them at gunpoint during a robbery at Forest Lodge.
Today, the jury was able to view a video of a lengthy police interview with Ms. Quinn.
During the interview, he described the horror he felt after McKee broke into Davis’s home while the couple were having breakfast in August 2018.
“I heard the glass door open … I saw a really huge, scary guy come in and he put on a ski mask,” Ms. Quinn told detectives during the interview at the Newtown police station.
“This guy starts yelling at us and he’s got a gun and he’s pointing it at us.”
She told police that Mr. McKee knuckled before hitting Mr. Davis and leaving with her purse.
But Mrs. Quinn followed Mr. McKee out into the street.
“I caught up with him and tried to get my bag back,” she said.
It is the case of the Crown that Mrs. Quinn knocked Mr. McKee to the ground before Mr. Davis hit him on the head with a samurai sword.
“You didn’t attack him, is that what you said?” asked an officer.
“No, not at all,” she replied.
In her interview with the police, Ms. Quinn told police that Mr. McKee was pointing a gun at her and she fell.
“I was yelling and screaming, and I didn’t know what to do, my arms were raised because they were pointing a gun at me,” he said.
At this point, Ms. Quinn said, Mr. Davis brandished a samurai sword over Mr. McKee’s head.
“I just know that all of a sudden Blake was there and then he hit him and then there was blood everywhere and I just screamed,” he said.
McKee, an aspiring rapper, was allegedly left to die on the street.
Security footage showed the couple on the run, capturing Ubers and booking hotels in Sydney.
“We knew we had to go to the police, (we were) so scared and scared by everything that had happened,” Ms. Quinn said in the police interview.
Ms. Quinn is represented by attorney Tom Hughes and attorney Lauren MacDougall, while Mr. Davis is defended by Margaret Cunneen SC.
Both Ms. Quinn and Mr. Davis have pleaded not guilty to murder.
The trial continues before Judge Natalie Adams.