8 May, 2024

Mt Mee criminal charge

A Mount Mee couple charged with murder and torture have had their matters adjourned to July 4 and been denied bail due to the severity of charges.

Murder-accused, BellaLouise Rose Scheibel, made a brief video-link appearance at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 7.

Scheibel was asked if she consented to a police application for disease testing.

This application was submitted due to one of her 10 charges being for seriously assaulting a police officer by biting and spitting.

Scheibel was polite and smiling as she agreed to the test. Scheibel and her 23-year-old partner, Cooper Anthony William Bunney, were arrested and charged for the alleged torture, deprivation of liberty, and murder of 23-year-old Eagle Farm man, Samuel Wilcox.

Emergency services attended a McLean Road property around 8.30pm on May 1, after receiving a call by Scheibel, who reported an assault.

According to Detective Acting Inspector, Joe Zitny, Mr Wilcox was located unresponsive at the front of the house and was allegedly partially buried alive.

“It was obvious that this male person has sustained significant injuries to his body,” Det Act Insp Zitney said.

“At this stage, indications are that the injuries sustained to the victim occurred over a reasonable, prolonged period of time.”

He was transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries on Friday, May 3.

According to Det Act Insp Zitny, investigations remain ongoing, but there is evidence to suggest Mr Wilcox was at Scheibel’s and Bunney’s property for three days.

“There is evidence that suggests that the victim was in the vicinity of that address on Monday, April 29, (and at that) location throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday, May 1,” he said.

While the incident does not appear to be domestic and family violence related, it is believed Mr Wilcox knew Scheibel and Bunney, with police having prior knowledge of all three parties involved.

Police are following a number of lines of inquiry, with drugs being one of them.

The property was in a rural area with a dam and police have launched a search of the dam to “ensure any evidence could be located”.

Scheibel and Bunney had only been living on the property between one and two months.

If you have information contact Policelink by using the form 24hrs per day at reporting or call 131 444.


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