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A 36-year-old man in custody accused of murdering two women and setting alight a car with their bodies inside allegedly confessed to the ease of the killings whilst in prison.

Brett Nicholas Kuzimski is on trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia over the murders of Melanie Carle, 26, and the murder of , 32, on Friday, April 30, 2010.

The women’s bodies were discovered by firefighters the following day in a Toyota Landcruiser four-wheel-drive that was on fire in scrub on the edge of Tonkin Highway in Wattle Grove.

State Prosecutor Linda Petrusa told the jury that after Mr Kuzimski was arrested by police and taken into custody on Sunday, May 2, he allegedly told a prison nurse that “to kill is so easy. I killed the first one, looked at what I did and did it again”.

“He went on to say that he felt nothing and since he was going to be in prison a long time, he was thinking about doing it again and thought about doing it to others in prison,” Ms Petrusa said.

She said Mr Kuzimski had confided the information thinking it was confidential but the nurse was so disturbed that he told the prison gofficials.

State Prosecutor Linda Petrusa told a jury today that Brett Nicholas Kuzimski boasted of the ease of killing Melanie Carle, 26, and Kellie Maree Guyler, 32.

Mr Kuzimski’s defence lawyer John Rando said his client “will deny categorically” that the conversation involved him saying that he killed someone or that it was easy to kill.

Mr Rando told the members of the jury it would be up to them to decide who was lying and his client planned to give testimony during the court proceedings.

Mr Kuzimski admitted to police that he only met the young women that night while he was visiting their house in Carlisle to buy drugs from one of their tenants, Carol Ripper.

The women also bought drugs, valued at $300, from Ms Ripper and all four, including Mr Kuzimski, went for a drive to buy alcohol from a bottle shop before returning to the Mars Street residence.

At one point, around midnight, Mr Kuzimski and the women dwere nowhere to be found, Ms Petrusa said.

The women’s bodies were discovered around 5am in the front and rear passenger seat footwells in the 4WD, which belonged to another housemate who was a fly-in fly-out worker.

Ms Petrusa said experts would give evidence that the fire was deliberately lit and a set of bare-feet footprints leaving the vehicle would match a print belonging to Mr Kuzimski’s right foot.

Two syringes that had once held methylamphetamine were found near the car, and the DNA on the syringe matched the accused, Ms Petrusa said.

She said a post mortem examination found the women had died before the fire and had suffered numerous puncture wounds to the face, consistent with a needle.

One puncture wound was in Ms Guyler’s eye and penetrated her brain.

Both women died with high levels of methylamphetmine in their system, but not enough to kill them, Ms Petrusa argued.

There were other wounds to the bodies but the cause of death was unknown, she said.

She said Mr Kuzimski was seen in the area at the time by a couple, who lived not far from where the car was dumped.

They helped Mr Kuzimski get back to his father’s house in Thornlie that same morning and provided him a shirt because he was bare chested and bare foot, Ms Petrusa said.

She said Mr Kuzimski shaved his head at his father’s house and then took a plastic bag, containing a pair of bloodied jeans and the polo shirt given to him, to Kenwick station.

Ms Petrusa said the stain would match parts of the DNA profiles of Ms Carle and Ms Guyler.

She said a friend of Mr Kuzimski would also testify that he saw the accused with a black eye and scratches to his face that Saturday.

Mr Rando argued the wounds had been inflicted during a fight with occupants of another vehicle on Tonkin Highway that night.

“This is quite a bizarre world for things to be happening,” Mr Rando said.

“He was with the two girls, being driven home by them and a car approached them from behind. He got out of the vehicle and was assaulted and attacked.”

He said Mr Kuzimski ran off because he thought it would get worse or more out of hand if he stayed.

“He suspected the people who pulled the car over were involved in heavy criminal sactivity and didn’t want anyone to know,” Mr Rando said.

He said the goings-on of the drug world were not something the average person would ever want to experience.

Mr Rando told the jury that the reason Mr Kuzimski disposed of the clothes was because his father was a “neat freak” and would not like the mess in his house.


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