Murder witness drunk at courthouse

A WITNESS who came to court drunk during the committal hearing into the murder of Noel Allan Clark has faced court herself for being a public nuisance.

Tanya Rebecca Turner made a scene outside the Maryborough courthouse on October 26 while other witnesses gave evidence into the death of Mr Clark.

Police were called to calm Turner, who was yelling abuse at other witnesses and the public.

She continued her tirade after being arrested and taken to the watchhouse.

Turner gave evidence in the case the following day.

She appeared in the same courtroom this week to plead guilty to being a public nuisance and obstructing police.

Defence solicitor Tammy Kerle said Turner was emotionally distraught at the time of the proceedings and made a stupid decision to drink excessive amounts of alcohol.

Magistrate John Smith fined Turner $850.



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