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Prosecutor questions Droudis alibi

AAP logoAAP 21/09/2016 Andi Yu

A relative of accused murderer Amirah Droudis has been accused by the prosecution of changing her evidence.

Droudis has pleaded not guilty to killing the ex-partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis in April 2013.

Senior crown prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC on Wednesday accused a female relative of Droudis of changing her evidence in relation to Droudis's whereabouts on the day of the murder.

Under questioning from defence lawyer Mark Ierace SC in the murder trial, the relative said she was with Droudis at a house in the suburb of Belmore on the day the murder took place.

This is also Droudis's alibi.

During cross-examination, Mr Tedeschi told the relative that her evidence to police immediately after the murder was very different.

He said police interview records showed she had said she was with Droudis at a house in the inner-western suburb of Croydon.

"Do you know which is right?" he asked.

The relative said she could not remember what she told police.

The 30-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was murdered in a stairwell landing just outside the second-storey Werrington unit that Monis was sub-letting.

Prosecutors allege that Monis's "besotted" girlfriend, Droudis, stabbed the woman 18 times and then set her alight - an act designed to visit "God's vengeance" upon the woman following a bitter family dispute.

The judge-alone trial is continuing.

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