Murder accused 'strangled ex for revenge', court hears

Renee Todd.
Renee Todd. Contributed

A KINGAROY man has been accused of strangling his former lover out of revenge, a court heard.

Glen Brian Duggan, 39, has pleaded not guilty at the Brisbane Supreme Court to murdering Renee Peta Todd.

The court heard on Monday he admitted killing her to his housemate, his brother and police on the day of the murder.

Mr Duggan is accused of having strangled Ms Todd in her Kingaroy unit on April 10, 2010 - motivated by a threat she made against him over a year before.

The court heard Mr Duggan told his housemate, and later police, he had been drinking with Ms Todd when he attacked her.

"She was just laughing and being silly. She lay on the ground so I put my hands on her throat," Mr Duggan is alleged to have said.

Mr Duggan has since denied responsibility for Ms Todd's death with the court hearing a medical expert was unable to determine the exact cause of her death.

The trial is expected to run for five days.

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