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Also "PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;" "allowing teenagers to ride on footpaths"(Herald Sun)PDowe
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Community Safety Murder Female Aggression Family Violence Domestic Violence Woman Kate Stone, 39 charged with murder of Male Partner Darren Auditori Reid.45 yo over Long Gully fire Bendigo Victoria Australia The Age Jan 4th 2017
Woman charged with murder over Long Gully fire
Adam Cooper, Aisha Dow
A woman charged with murdering herlong-term partner in a house fire in Bendigo has appeared in court, where she was overheard telling her lawyer she did not kill Darren Reid.
Kate Stone, 39, appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with murdering Mr Reid last month.
She was arrested and charged earlier on Wednesday.
Kate Stone. Photo: Facebook
Mr Reid, 45, suffered serious burns in a house fire in the Bendigo suburb of Long Gully on December 18. He died in hospital the following day.
Appearing in court on Wednesday afternoon, Ms Stone said something inaudible to two women sitting near the dock, and then in a discussion with her lawyer before she was taken back into custody, said loudly: "I never murdered my husband."
It is understood the pair have five children together, aged eight to 19.
In an interview with News Corp last Wednesday, Ms Stone said her partner died while shielding her from three men who invaded their home, making threats to kill and sexually assault the family.
"He put himself on fire basically by standing in front of me so they couldn't set me alight. It was meant to go for me. He saved my life," Ms Stone is reported to have said.
She paid tribute to her deceased partner, saying: "He was a good man – worked all of his life, looked after his kids."