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First at alleged murder crime scene tell of what they found

SOME of the first people on scene after the alleged stabbing death of Bundaberg woman Tenille Hass have given evidence about what they found at the crime scene.

Police and ambulance officers today took the stand on day three of the murder trial of 39-year-old Craig Andrew Holzberger who has pleaded not guilty to the March 2011 murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

Queensland Ambulance Service communications centre member Ross Dixon gave evidence in Bundaberg Supreme Court that he received an emergency call at 12.44am on March 21 from Holzeberger.

"He said I think she had an overdose or something," Mr Dixon said.

Advanced care paramedic Matt McCann arrived at the scene shortly after and said Holzberger, who appeared intoxicated, was waiting in the driveway.

"He led us to a semi-naked female in the shower well in the ensuite of the bedroom," Mr McCann said.

"I noticed there appeared to be some wounds on her body and I asked if he knew how those wounds occurred. He said he didn't know."

"He said she was depressed that night and they had been drinking together and he said she may have overdosed on medication."

Senior Constable James Ingram and then Constable Joshua Tsakisiris were the first police officers on scene and gave evidence that both Holzberger and Christopher Green, the only other witness and the father of Tenille's unborn child, appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

"I think Mr Holzberger was a little bit more intoxicated or under the influence than Mr Green," Snr Const Ingram said.

"He (Green) was somewhat distraught and became somewhat emotional after I entered the ensuite and saw the deceased."

Snr Const Troy Bennett also attended the crime scene and spoke to Green who led him into the kitchen to a large black-handled knife with a silver blade.

"Mr Green had a conversation with me about Mr Holzberger stabbing the young lady at the residence," Snr Const Bennett said.

"He told me about the knife and he told me that he could show me where the knife was.

"I remember the knife had soap bubbles on it."

The officers all gave evidence that Holzberger had become "aggressive" towards police as the night went on, using expletives.

Throughout the day, evidence was also given by Senior Constable Scott Nicol who was present at the March 23, 2011 autopsy, a fingerprint expert who attended the crime scene at the Avoca home, and a Brothers Sports Club employee who served the trio on the night.

The trial continues.



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