Elderly victim punched, court hears

HILLIARY Allen was most likely confronted and punched before she fell to the ground in her Singleton home where she died, a jury heard this afternoon.

A forensic pathologist told Newcastle Supreme Court that Mrs Allen, 82, had 27 different injuries on her body, but died from blood loss as a result of a gash to one of her legs.

The pathologist said Mrs Allen could have survived if she received immediate and effective first aid.

Scott O’Heir, 28, has pleaded not guilty to the robbery and murder of Mrs Allen in her Boonal Street home on March 2, 2009.

His barrister previously told the jury that it was Mr O’Heir’s girlfriend who confronted Mrs Allen in the home.

The trial continues.

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