Accused denies entering murder victim's home

CHEYENNE Anderson denied confronting Hilliary Allen and maintained that she never entered the 82-year-old’s Singleton home, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday.

Ms Anderson also denied visiting a Maitland pawn shop a couple of days after Mrs Allen’s death, but she later agreed that it was her who could be seen inside the shop on security camera footage.

The footage, which was played in Newcastle Supreme Court, showed Ms Anderson standing at the shop counter before her then boyfriend Scott O’Heir entered the store.

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

Mrs Allen suffered a gash to one of her legs and died from blood loss.

Mr O’Heir’s barrister Nicolas Moir previously told the jury that Mr O’Heir will testify that Ms Anderson entered Mrs Allen’s home ahead of him after asking to make a phone call.

Mr Moir suggested to Ms Anderson yesterday that it was she who had an ‘‘interaction’’ with Mrs Allen in the upstairs section of the unit and that Mrs Allen ‘‘ended up on the floor’’.

Ms Anderson denied that occurred.

Mr Moir also suggested that Ms Anderson left the unit with Mrs Allen’s purse after Mrs Allen yelled ‘‘Get out, get out! Someone help me’’.

Ms Anderson told the court: ‘‘I never done nothing of that sort.’’

Ms Anderson previously told the jury that not only did she not enter Mrs Allen’s home, but she said she did not leave her George Street house when Mr O’Heir said he was going for a walk and later returned with Mrs Allen’s purse.

The trial before acting Justice David Freeman continues.

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