A courtroom descended into chaos when a teen accused of driving a stolen car that killed a young woman called the magistrate a ‘c**t’ and threatened to bash her.
Gregory Clubb, 18, was arrested on Monday after the Hyundai he was allegedly driving was hit by a Holden Statesman during a vigilante car chase, forcing him onto the wrong side of the road and into a motorbike driven by Jennifer Board.
The 22-year-old aspiring policewoman died on the scene in Thuringowa Central, in Townsville, on Friday night.
Clubb faces 11 charges and appeared in the Townsville Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he was joined by friends and family who shouted across the floor.
Jennifer Board (pictured) was killed when she was hit during a smash between three vehicles on Friday
Gregory Clubb (pictured) was arrested on Monday after the Hyundai he was allegedly driving was hit by a Holden Statesman during a vigilante car chase
His solicitor Shontelle Samuels tried to fight for bail, arguing there was no legal reason to keep her client behind bars, The Courier-Mail reported.
She urged Magistrate Viviana Keegan to consider strict bail conditions, including a 24-hour curfew and daily reporting.
Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Rodger Beal said Clubb was too great a risk to the community, arguing that ‘his mother has not been able to keep him under control’.
‘You don’t know s**t. You don’t know f**k all. Shut the f**k up,’ Clubb yelled, referring to Ms Keengan as a ‘c**t’ and a ‘c**khead’ and threatening to bash her.
Ms Board (pictured) had been riding down the road just before 10pm on Friday when she was struck
Clubb (pictured left and right) told the court he didn’t know Ms Board was dead when he drove away
Ms Keegan said she had heard enough and began to detail the allegations against him, including that he drove away from Ms Board as she died.
Overcome with emotion, Clubb told the court he didn’t know she was dead.
‘I know I drove away, I blame myself for it everyday for that driving away from that motherf**king scene, I know that c**t,’ he said,
‘I didn’t even hear that she died or I would have turned around and stayed there.’
He then asked Ms Keegan to ‘hurry the f**k up’ and send him to a correctional centre in Stuart.
The 22-year-old’s last post to Instagram showed her celebrating the moment she received her restricted motorcycle license, having got her learner’s permit three months earlier
At that point his brother stormed the building and shouted that he ‘blamed’ Clubb for Ms Board’s death.
Their mother fruitlessly tried to calm her sons, while Clubb continued to interrupt proceedings and was denied bail.
Clubb was charged with seven counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, three counts each of burglary and stealing, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of attempted burglary and breaching bail.
Layne Newman, 18, was accused of being a passenger in the Hyundai and has been charged with four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing and two counts of attempted burglary.
Both were remanded in custody and will face court on February 12.
Christopher Hughes (pictured), 25, was accused of driving the Holden and has been charged with murder.
The aspiring policewoman (pictured) died on the scene. Christopher Hughes, 25, has been charged with murder
Christopher Hughes, 25, was accused of driving the Holden and charged with murder.
His case was mentioned in Townsville Magistrates Court on Tuesday, but he did not appear before the court or make a bail application.
Police will allege Hughes was chasing an allegedly stolen car, lost control of the Holden, and crashed into the stolen Hyundai.
Hughes was supported by two women, while defence lawyer Jarred Mace appeared on his client’s behalf.
Police will rely on a definition of murder that does not require intent, just whether someone committed a criminal act that was reckless or negligent where death was a likely consequence.
Two people in Hughes’ car have not been charged.
He was remanded in custody and will appear in court on March 31.