CLUMPS of human hair and blood stains were found in a concealed room at the home of one of the women accused of Aaron Pajich’s murder, the Supreme Court heard today.
Jemma Victoria Lilley and Trudi Clare Lenon are on trial for the murder of 18-year-old Kwinana teen Mr Pajich in June 2016.
Fingerprint officer Peter John Guyton told the court today that officers had identified several prints belonging to Ms Lilley and Ms Lenon on carving knives and a shovel found at Ms Lilley’s Orelia house.
Mr Guyton said that the majority of prints belonged to Ms Lilley.
Three knives shown to the court – two wide-bladed carving knives and a slim-bladed knife – all had Ms Lilley’s fingerprints on them.
A wooden handled knife was shown to the court earlier, sitting on a metal shelf in the loungeroom next to a bottle of bleach and acetone. Mr Guyton said the prints on this knife belonged to Ms Lenon.
An exercise book was also shown to the court, which was turned to a page showing written details about Mr Pajich.
Fingerprints on the book belonged to Ms Lenon.
In further evidence, a concealed room in the house was found to contain a metal trolley with wooden boards attached to it and the wheels cut off.
The trolley had human hair attached to it, including a clump of dark-coloured hair in one of its wheels, as well as blood stains.
The court heard that a blue tarpaulin that covered Mr Pajich’s body under the cement was found to have been cut from one of the blue tarpaulins covering the concealed room’s walls.
A blue ceramic cooking pot with a lid on it was also shown, along with a pair of gloves and a double handed rusted garrotte or saw – neither of which had any fingerprints on them.
The trial will continue tomorrow.