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February 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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A 41-year-old man who is accused of strangling his Fiji-born girlfriend and killing her two siblings confessed to the offences to a friend, a Brisbane court was told today.

Max Sica is accused of strangling Neelma Singh, 24, and killing her siblings Kunal, 18, and Sidhi, 12, with a garden fork.

Prosecutor Michael Byrne SC told the Supreme Court in Brisbane that Sica confessed his guilt in 2008 to an old friend, Andrea Bowman, who was writing a book on the case.

Mr Byrne said Ms Bowman asked Sica, who was mildly intoxicated at the time, if he was remorseful about what had happened.

"He said words to the effect that he cried about what he did, and he would take it back if he could," Mr Byrne said.

Mr Byrne said Sica then "asked her if she knew how hard it is to kill someone when they ask you to please don't", and later asked Ms Bowman if he was "busted" for telling her these things.

"The crown case is that the evidence is an admission of guilt ... it's another layer of evidence that proves the guilt of the accused man," Mr Byrne.

The three were found dead in the spa of the family home in the outer Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs on April 22, 2003.

Sica was in a relationship with Neelma in 2002.

The Singh family moved from Fiji to Brisbane in the 1990s and lived in Stafford, in Brisbane's north, beside the Sica family.

Parents Vijay and Shirley were on vacation in Fiji at the time of the incident.

The trial continues.

By Reginald Chandar

Source: 9 News







 

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