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Accused killer Jamie Cust claims Filipino national Jesus Bebita "tried to rape me" before frenzied stabbing death

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By Sam Rigney
Updated July 21 2021 - 7:48am, first published 2:00am
MISSED: Jesus Bebita, 41, was stabbed 49 times and died at a unit in Scone in December 2018. Jamie Cust is on trial charged with murder.

A SLAUGHTERHOUSE worker who used his butcher knives to stab a colleague 49 times in a unit at Scone in 2018 later told his step-father and police "I stabbed him because he tried to rape me", a jury has heard.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.