James Cunneen denies dumping Carly McBride's body, lying to police to protect mate

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 16 2022 - 7:10am, first published 5:30am
TRAGIC LOSS: Carly McBride was last seen leaving her ex-partner's house at Muswellbrook on September 30, 2014. Her skeletal remains were found in bushland outside Scone nearly two years later.

JAMES Anthony Cunneen, accused of assisting a mate cover up the killing of Carly McBride in 2014, not only denies helping dump the 31-year-old's body in bushland outside Scone and lying to police but disputes she was murdered, a jury has heard.



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.

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