Woman stabbed housemate over missing money

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A woman accused of murdering a housemate over $50 was overheard saying she would “gut her” in the time before a fatal fight, a trial has heard. Alicia Schiller is accused of stabbing Tyrelle Evertson-Motsert three times in the latter’s Norlane home on the night of November 9, 2014. She has pleaded not guilty to murder.

The fight between the two women came after Ms Schiller became angry at learning Ms Evertson-Motsert had taken $50 from  her bedroom, the Supreme Court heard on Thursday.

Prosecutor Mark Rochford, QC, told a jury Ms Evertson-Motsert took the money and bought the drug ice, which she intended to sell. It was Ms Evertson-Motsert’s intention to return the money to Ms Schiller, the court heard.

In his opening address, Mr Rochford said a man at the house that night, Travis Lines, saw Ms Schiller arrive and begin “arking up” over the missing money.

Ms Schiller was overheard to say: “I don’t care if she took it or not, I’ll gut her.”

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