Bikini Model Charged With Husband's Murder: 'He Wasn't Supposed to Die'

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Bikini model Raquel Hutchinson has been accused of murdering her husband. Starnow.com

A former bikini model is on trial for allegedly murdering her husband with the help of her former lover.

Raquel Hutchinson, 40, and Paul Wilkinson, 39, faced the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia on Monday, accused of killing 41-year-old Brett—whose last name has been concealed to protect his children.

Hutchinson and Wilkinson allegedly punched Brett down the stairs and used Exit Mould stain remover to spray his face.

The whole incident was reportedly witnessed by a nine-year-old boy, according to news.com.au. The prosecuting lawyer Margaret Cunneen told the Supreme Court that the boy heard Hutchinson kneel down next to Brett and tell him "Confess or I'll kill you." The boy allegedly saw Brett a second time inside the trunk of a car with blood dripping down his face.

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Both have pleaded not guilty in front of the judge-only trial led by Justice Hamill. A third person, Daniel Greentree, has been accused of being an accessory to the murder and has pleaded not guilty.

Brett's body was found near Mangrove Mountain, 60 miles northwest of Sydney in October 2014. His official cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the face and suffocation. Forensic examiners found evidence his body had been smothered or suffered ligature strangulation.

According to 9 News, Brett was lured to his home in St Mary's—a suburb in Sydney's far west. Once dead, Brett's body was allegedly shoved into the trunk of the car and dumped on the side of the road.

Hutchinson allegedly texted Wilkinson straight away saying "Exit Mould works like Mace?", "S*** c***s always win except when someone stops them" and "Game on, we man up" along with a fist emoji.

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Hutchinson's lawyer, Belinda Rigg, told the court that her client was not denying the claims she "contemplated some reasonably serious harm" against Brett. But Rigg argued Hutchinson only took action to protect her two children.

It was alleged that Brett had choked the nine-year-old boy counting "one Mississippi, two Mississippi" until he blacked out. The boy's story has since changed however, according to Rigg, who said the boy would now say Ms Hutchinson was "putting ideas in his head over the last fortnight".

"He wasn't supposed to die," Hutchinson reportedly told a psychiatrist. "I wanted him to go to jail."

An inquest into the death of Brett's first wife suggested there was a possible case against him, the court heard, but no charges had been made.

According to Rigg, Hutchinson believed Brett killed his first wife and was concerned for the safety of her children.

Rigg argued that Hutchinson is mentally deficient. She said that her client was sexually abused as a child, suffered depression and had lived on the streets.

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