WAGGA LOCAL COURT
THE case of a woman accused of murdering pensioner Rodney Willis at The Rock last year revolves around whether or not she was part of a joint criminal enterprise, Wagga Local Court heard on Monday.
Angela Syme, 25, has yet to enter a plea to the murder charge.
Her 25-year-old husband Taina Syme has pleaded guilty to murder and will be sentenced soon in the Supreme Court at Griffith.
Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) solicitor Lisa Hanshaw told magistrate Erin Kennedy yesterday there was no dispute Taina Syme committed the physical act of killing 76-year-old Mr Willis.
What was in dispute, she said, was if Angela Syme was part of a joint criminal enterprise.
Angela Syme's case was mentioned in court to confirm her legal team had filed a submission seeking court permission to call a witness at a future committal hearing.
Wagga solicitor Greg Reynolds acting as an agent for Blair Criminal Lawyers in Sydney confirmed the submission had been filed.
He asked for a date in April for the court to determine the application.
Ms Kennedy gave the DPP until March 9 to reply to the defence submission and adjourned the case to April 13.
Mr Willis was found dead on the floor of his Scott Street granny flat in April.
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