Pair jailed over Qld mum’s shooting death

Nick Gibbs |

Two men have been jailed for their involvement in the death of a Queensland mother shot in her shipping container home on a rural block south of Brisbane.

Kobi Daniel Oram, 25, and Cameron Lindsay Witoko, 31, were allegedly part of a group of five involved in what police believe to be an attempted robbery of cash and “possibly drugs’ in the early hours of February 9, 2019.

The victim, 40-year-old Megan Kirley, was at home with her partner at the time, and one of the shipping container doors was left slightly ajar, the Brisbane Supreme Court was told

Oram and Witoko allegedly travelled to the Karawatha property, south of Brisbane, in the same car as three others charged over Ms Kirely’s death.

“It is agreed that the five people in the Falcon had formed a common intention to rob the occupants of the dwelling,” Justice Glenn Martin said on Monday.

One of the group was allegedly armed with a gun, and Ms Kirley was shot in the back of the neck after her partner confronted their attackers with a pair of nunchucks, the court was told.

Oram and Witoko both pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis they were present during the attempted robbery, but did not pull the trigger.

Witoko was armed with a meat cleaver, and Oram “may” have been holding a bat, however there is uncertainty about whether it was him or another member of the group.

Two other men, Stafford Emmerson and Geoffrey Dale Granz Glenn are due to face trial over Ms Kirley’s death in June, crown prosecutor Dejana Kovac told the court.

A third person, Emma Louise Hinds, is expected to be sentenced for manslaughter in April, Ms Kovac said.

Oram and Witoko both received a sentence of nine years with 1057 days declared as time served.