A 28-year-old Perth man sobbed uncontrollably as he detailed to police how his brother was fatally stabbed by their father, who then told him to bury the body in the backyard before leaving to watch the AFL grand final.
In October 2016, Joshua Fisher-Turner was being interviewed by detectives investigating the murder of his 23-year-old brother Matthew, whose body was found in a hole in the yard four weeks after he was last seen alive.
Mr Fisher-Turner and his 21-year-old sister Hannah are on trial in the WA Supreme Court, accused of trying to cover up the killing. Their 67-year-old father Ernest Fisher is accused of murder.
In the recorded interview played to the court today, Joshua Fisher-Turner initially maintained he had last seen Matthew on the day of the AFL grand final when his brother packed a bag and told him he was going on holidays.
However, about an hour an into the interview — and after detectives put to him what evidence they had in the case — Mr Fisher-Turner broke down, describing his brother as an “arsehole to everyone” and claiming he physically abused him, his father and his two younger sisters.