Murder of wealthy Gold Coast inventor in 1992 was ‘inside job’, court told

Murder of wealthy Gold Coast inventor in 1992 was ‘inside job’, court told

The Guardian

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Philip Michael Stearman allegedly confessed to the killing of Hugo Benscher in his Paradise Point home, but lawyers say only a bedroom where Benscher hid cash was disturbed

A man accused of murdering a Gold Coast inventor allegedly confessed to the killing, but lawyers claim it must have been an “inside job”, a court was told.

Philip Michael Stearman, 63, is charged with murdering Hugo Benscher, 89, found bound and gagged in his canal-front home on 21 June 1992.

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