A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend inside a suburban drug den told police rockstar Robbie Williams had been with her at the time.
Linda Lee Falzon, 43, is accused of murdering James McColgan, 61, inside his home at Sunbury, on the north-west fringe of Melbourne, where the pair lived with other addicts and dealers.
On Thursday, Falzon’s bizarre claims were aired in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court where she is facing a preliminary hearing that will determine if she stands trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Linda Lee Falzon claimed she had been with Robbie Williams when her boyfriend was stabbed to death
Rockstar Robbie Williams has been used as an alibi in an alleged murder in Sunbury
In a bizarre exchange with Doctor Christina Viscovi, who had been brought in by police to determine if Falzon was mentally fit to be interviewed, the alleged killer claimed the ‘Rock DJ’ star had been at her house when Mr McColgan died.
‘You know when someone is accusing you of something you’re not worth. Robbie Williams was at my house,’ Falzon told the doctor.
Falzon’s lawyer Melinda Walker suggested her client made a number of ‘nonsensical assertions’ upon her arrest in November last year.
‘You’re a fish. There’s a simcard in me. They put it in me and other delusional statements,’ Ms Walker said.
The court heard Falzon told a detective he ‘looked like a robot’ and Dr Viscovi ‘looked like her mother’.
On Wednesday, the court heard Falzon had told people she was related to singer Justin Bieber.
Falzon is accused of plunging a knife into Mr McColgan’s chest and leaving him died on the floor.
No motive has been established for the alleged murder of the tattooist, with several other people identified as possible suspects.
Linda Lee Falzon has been charged over the murder of her lover James McColgan
While Homicide Squad detectives agreed Falzon was too unwell to be officially interviewed then, they decided she recovered significantly after a short stay at the hospital.
The interview took place without input from Dr Viscovi.
‘I hadn’t been asked to complete a fitness for interview,’ she told the court.
When asked if Falzon ought have been assessed, the doctor could not provide a response.
‘To be honest, it really is dependent on … you can make recommendations if you think it is appropriate at the time. I suppose a fitness for interview could be relevant in that situation but if not asked for it, a fitness for interview, that’s the situation,’ she said.
‘So if it’s not asked for it’s not done?’ Ms Walker asked.
‘Yes,’ came the response.
The court heard the home where Mr McColgan died had been used by a Who’s Who of drug-induced reprobates.
One of those people had allegedly told Falzon to stab Mr McColgan with a screwdriver.
The home had been given to Mr McColgan by his mother and converted into a suburban cesspit where junkies gathered to sell, buy and use drugs.
Linda Lee Falzon stormed out of a court hearing upon learning her dead lover had been two-timing her
The filthy drug den where Linda Lee Falzon allegedly stabbed to death her two-timing lover
The court heard Falzon had hooked-up with Mr McColgan while homeless.
Police who attended the home after his death described it as filthy, with dirty, uncapped syringes scattered throughout.
Falzon’s barrister Adam Chernok said the house was littered with food scraps and the rooms packed with ‘rubbish and debris’.
Such was the filth, an unarmed officer found Falzon in the backyard hiding behind a discarded shopping trolley.
A witness told the court up to half-a-dozen people and a dog had been staying at the house, with at least eight people a day attending to buy drugs from a dealer who resided there.
She told the court people staying in the house were shooting-up drugs and smoking both cannabis and methamphetamine.
She told the court one of those residents had once threatened to ‘slice her from top to bottom’.
That man had been known to go ‘crazy’ with a hammer and smash-up the place.
On one occasion, the man told Falzon how to go about committing a murder in what was described as ‘the screwdriver incident’.
‘You know what to do. Drive it in. Drive it in hard,’ the witness said.
‘I heard a conversation between him and Ms Falzon.’
The hearing continues.