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Vic mum murdered for her kids: court

AAP logoAAP 10/01/2017 Jacqueline Le

THE MURDER OF SAMANTHA KELLY

VICTIM

- Mother-of-four Samantha Kelly, 39, was last seen in Kangaroo Flat on January 20, 2016

- Her decomposing body was found in a dry creek bed on February 12, 2016

- Police say she had been bludgeoned to death with a hammer

ACCUSED

- Christine Lyons, 45, and Ronald Lyons, 44

- The pair are not related but were previously in a relationship together

- The Lyons shared a property with Ms Kelly and her four children, who lived in a bungalow behind the Lyons' house.

ALLEGATIONS

- Christine wanted Ms Kelly dead so she could keep Ms Kelly's children, as she was unable to have kids herself.

- Christine and Ronald discussed ways to kill Ms Kelly in front of Ronald's cousin.

SOURCE: Committal hearing at the Bendigo Magistrates' Court

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