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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30th 2009
ED: MB PUB: IWW DATE: 30/7/09 PAGE: 2 COLOUR: C MY K 2 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 30, 2009 MB NEWS ■ your Index 8 Police Beat 16 Clever Living 18 Pet of the Week 18 Sudoku 20 Opinion 23 Alive 26 Open Houses 32 HomeLiving 41 Sport 43 TV guide 35 38 60.9% ---------------------------27 23 Friday Fine. Top Temp: 19C Inner West Courier Water guide Today Fine. Top Temp: 19C ➚ www.innerwestcourier.com.au Accused killer freed on bail YOUR LOCAL Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au DENISE WHITE, manager, Glamour Bra Straps and More Q.Whatis your most popular item? A.Weprovide a space where awomancan come in and be fitted correctly.Weprovide comfortable lingerie, maternity wear, the ‘‘miracle suits’’, they are quite popular. Q.Doyou have a lot of regular male customers? A. Yes, and everyone is treated equally with tact and empathy. Somemenknow their partner’s size, some don’t. I just say ‘‘Iam a 12C, are they bigger or smaller than me?’’ and they don’t know whether to look at you or not. Q.Whoare your main customers? A. I cater for schoolgirls getting their first bra; to people recovering from surgery; sizes fromAAto F cup. Saturday Fine. Top Temp: 19C A MAN suffocated his partner afer her suicide attempt failed, a court heard this week. David Scott Mathers, 64, is charged with murdering Eva Griffith, 78, at her Ashfield home on July 7. In constant pain with osteoarthritis, Ms Griffith had apparently tried to overdose on antidepressants but was still only in a state of ‘‘groggy consciousness’’ by 7.30am on Tuesday, July 7, according to the statement of facts presented by the prosecution at Central Local Court on Monday. MrMathers allegedly used his Sunday Chance shower. Top Temp: 19C Editor: John Bilic Manager: Chris Flourentzou Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3500 Fax: 9018 3565 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,978 (CAB October 08 March 09) Readership of the Inner- West Weekly, now the Inner West Courier – Inner West Edition: 66,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, April 07 March 09) Your recycling of the Inner West Courier helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australias newspapers are re-used. The Inner West Courier circulates in Abbotsford, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill. Inner West Courier: Published byCumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Limited (ABN 98 008 438 828), 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150. Gloss printed at Hannanprint, Doddy St, Alexandria, 2015. Newsprint printed at Chullora Print Centre, Muir Rd, Chullora, 2190. Responsibility for election comment in this issue is taken by Bob Osburn, 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta, 2150. hands, a pillow, a towel and finally suffocated his partner by putting a plastic bag over her head. The prosecution alleged Mr Mathers told detectives after his arrest: ‘‘I finished what she had started, didn’t I?’’ But his barrister said Mr Mathers denied saying those words. The self-funded retiree was granted bail despite magistrate Allan Moore saying the case against him appeared strong. The court heard that after suffocating her he tore the plastic bag from her head and disposed of it in a garbage bin outside the unit block. Police alleged he did so be- cause it ‘‘could conceal the crime’’ and it had been his intention to kill her. ‘‘While he had allegedly dis- cussed with Ms Griffith assisting her in suicide by overdose, he had never discussed or obtained her consent to end her life by suffocation,’’ police said. Mr Mathers applied for bail due to his ongoing urgent medical treatment and so he could attend his partner’s funeral. His barrister Hugh White told the court in submissions: ‘‘The applicant should be entitled to pay his respects to his longstanding partner, who he loved dearly, by attending her funeral.’’ Police claimed Mr Mathers told them Ms Griffith had resisted his attempts to suffocate her, but Mr White denied the contention. ‘‘This suggests that the de- ceased was trying to stop [Mr Mathers] from suffocating her but [my client] denies he ever stated this expressly or by implication to the police,’’ he said. Mr Mathers’s doctor also pro- vided a reference, and said Mr Mathers was ‘‘a cultured person, a gentle person, known as the blind musician’’. Mr Moore granted bail, order- ing that Mr Mathers’ sister deposit surety or cash of $30,000, and his own cash totalling $50,000. The case will return to court next month.
July 23rd 2009