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On Thursday, Samantha Guillerme was granted bail in the Supreme Court of Victoria after Justice Paul Coghlan accepted that the expected two-year wait to bring her to trial was not in the interests of justice.
She had heard that Guillerme believed that Mr. Lovison would just get “ kicked the shit ” when she allegedly lured him into a meeting with her from her boyfriend Jake Brown, 28, and her partner Andrew Price, 47.
The body of Moe’s man, Jarrad Lovison was found in May, a month after he disappeared.
Guillerme was arrested after the police searched a property in Moe and was placed in pretrial detention to return to court on January 7.
Brown and Price, both of Moe, also face murder charges amid allegations that the three planned to kill Lovison by forcing him into an overdose of gamma hydroxybutyrate, the deadly drug known as GHB.
Police allege that Lovison met his undoing amid “mounting tensions” between him and Price.
The eight-foot-tall Lovison was last seen cycling near Moe in Victoria on April 16, 2019.
The next day, Guillerme shared a photo on her social media page of his dog at Lyrebird Forest Walk, about 60 km south of Moondarra.
Next to the photo, he wrote the caption “Today’s adventure,” the court heard.
On Thursday, the court heard that she had only returned to the area to help her co-defendant search for CCTV cameras in case they had been seen.
Mr. Lovison’s body was found on May 23 in the same area.
Guillerme’s request for bail was filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria by his attorney John Desmond, who successfully argued that his client was an acceptable risk to be released on bail.
The Instagram post of accused murderer Samantha Grace Guillerme (pictured above)
Samantha Grace Guillerme had been arrested in connection with the murder of Jarrad Lovison
Police had opposed bail because they feared Guillerme would try to interfere with a key witness at the trial and commit more crimes.
The court heard that Guillerme had prior convictions for drug trafficking and robbery, as well as an atrocious driving record.
She had been under police surveillance in the months leading up to her arrest when police allegedly caught her on a bugged phone call telling a colleague to keep an eye on the witness.
Guillerme allegedly told the man that the witness was only alive due to the ‘heat’ that she and her companions were suffering from the police.
She was later caught on a prison phone allegedly admitting to her role in the alleged crime, telling someone she believed Lovison would only get ‘a good kick’, the court heard.
When the police arrested her in October of that year, they allege that she deleted a series of messages with Lovison.
In July, detectives allegedly intercepted a call in which the alleged killer asked her boyfriend to ‘burn’ a former employer.
The court heard that Brown suggested that she stab her boss in the neck with a pen when he went to collect her belongings.
Guillerme allegedly agreed and said that she would keep the pen as a “souvenir” of the massacre.
In posting bail, Judge Coghlan suggested that the police probably had a stronger case against Guillerme for murder than for murder.
Samantha Grace Guillerme has been released on bail to live with her parents.
Crown prosecutor Andrew Grant
Crown prosecutor Andrew Grant argued that despite the judge’s observations, Guillerme would likely spend more time behind bars if convicted of manslaughter than her likely time behind bars awaiting trial.
Grant said prosecutors had a “strong circumstantial case” against Guillerme.
“But not for murder,” Judge Coghlan snapped.
If she cannot be directly related then it cannot be shown that she was part of an agreement that he would be kidnapped for the purpose of killing him. As Mr. Desmond has rightly pointed out, this is not a solid murder case.
Guillerme was released on bail to live with her parents in Moe until her next court appearance in November.