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An accused killer wrote step-by-step plans on how to commit a murder on his computer just two months before he allegedly helped strangle a man to death, police claim.
Gareth Giles, 24, pleaded not guilty to murder after the body of 49-year-old Russell Hammond was found burnt, bound and gagged in a paddock in Corio, Geelong, on January 5, The Geelong Advertiser reports.
A homicide detective told Geelong Magistrates Court yesterday that Giles created a murder plan on his computer on November 13, 2011 and downloaded maps of Mr Hammond’s address on December 23.
The court heard Giles told police he downloaded the maps because he forgot the address of a friend he was visiting.
Witness Ryan Hall said Giles once told him he thought it was okay to kill an innocent person and would like to experience prison one day.
“He also spoke about ‘bleeding people out’ to get power,” Mr Hall said.
“I think he was getting a lot of ideas from the movies he was watching,” Mr Hall said.
Mr Hall said Giles always wrote his thoughts down on his laptop, which he used regularly.
Giles is accused of killing Mr Hammond with Christopher Coulter, 18, who also pleaded not guilty to murder.
The pair has also pleaded not guilty to charges of car theft, arson and theft.
Magistrate Ron Saines directed both men to stand trial for murder and they are due to face a direction hearing at Melbourne Supreme Court on October 4.
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