CCTV footage of two woman accused of Aaron Pajich murder buying hydrochloric acid shown to court

Aaron Pajich.
Aaron Pajich.

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CCTV footage shown in court today showed the two women accused of Kwinana teenager Aaron Pajich’s murder buying 20L containers of hydrochloric acid from Bunnings.

The footage was shown in the first session on day two of the trial in the Supreme Court.

The first civilian witness also took the stand in the trial against Jemma Victoria Lilley and Trudi Lenon.

The court heard Mr Pajich’s landlady was one of the last people to see him alive when she dropped him at Rockingham Shopping Centre to meet with Lenon and Lilley.

During cross-examination, Lenon’s lawyer repeatedly asked the witness if she had actually overheard a phone conversation Mr Pajich had with a woman before he was dropped at the shopping centre by the landlady.

The witness said she had heard a woman’s voice when Mr Pajich received the phone call before 9am on June 13, 2016.

She said she overheard the woman saying she wanted Mr Pajich to meet with her, however the landlady had not wanted Mr Pajich’s friends to come to her home; he then told her his landlady would give him a lift to Rockingham Shopping Centre.

The landlady said she had heard the word “Kmart”.

She took him around half an hour later and dropped him at the taxi rank near the ANZ bank entrance to the centre.

She said he failed to return home that night and when he did not return the following day, she went with a friend and reported him missing at Kwinana Police Station.

After she took to the stand, the officer who conducted the initial search for Mr Pajich, Detective Senior Constable Ian Ross Jeffrey, told how he was involved in the search until major crime squad became involved.

CCTV footage from the days prior, on and after June 13, were also played to the court.

One lot of footage showed Lilley and Lenon at Bunnings Rockingham buying black 20L containers of hydrochloric acid.

More to come.

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