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Byford murder, Nardia Louise Spice killed by Zachariah Dean Brough Eve Marsh and Jesse Desmond Jones

Four people are charged with killing Nardia Spice in Byford, which is in the state of West Australia.

Police say that a Perth mother of six was lured to a dog park by her housemates and killed there. Her body was then buried in the bush.

The body of Nardia Louise Spice was found in Jarrahdale, in Perth's south-east, on Friday after she was last seen alive two weeks earlier.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Sam Hazlitt said police believe the 40-year-old was "lured" to the Byford dog park and killed on September 23 before her body was buried about 25km away near Ronan Road.

"It is said that she has been seriously hurt because of a blow to the head. We think blunt force trauma did it," he said.

Sam Hazlitt, who is acting as a detective, says that the woman was living with the people who are thought to have killed her.
Sam Hazlitt, who is acting as a detective, says that the woman was living with the people who are thought to have killed her.

Four people are in trouble for a death

A man and a woman from Brookdale and a man from Armadale have been charged with murder, and an Armadale man has been charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Detective Senior Sergeant Hazlitt said that the alleged killers were known to the victim and that their way of life was "transient."

"The victim lived at an address in Brookdale with those people," he said.

He said that it would be claimed that the killing was planned ahead of time. He also said that a "high volume" of items, including "tools and weapons," had been seized.

He said, "We have what we call a primary incident scene at the Byford dog park, and we also have several secondary incident scenes, one of which is where the body was dug up."

"We have other "crime scenes," which are vehicles that were used in the crime that have been taken and are being looked at."

The woman, according to police, was killed on September 23.
The woman, according to police, was killed on September 23.

There is no evidence that the offenders were high on drugs.

Detective Senior Sergeant Hazlitt said that there could be charges against more people.

He said, "We're sure we've caught everyone who was the main murderer or a party to the crime, and we're looking into the involvement of several other people."

"There's no evidence that people were on drugs, but we're not ruling it out either. We're keeping an open mind."

We're still trying to figure out all the details of what happened before it."

Ms. Spicer had two kids under 10 years old, one child who was an adult, three kids in their teens, and a foster child.

Sergeant Hazlitt said, "She was always in touch with or very often in touch with her children, and it was out of character for her to not be in touch with them."

"We think there are people out there who know more about this, and we want them to come forward and talk to us or call Crime Stoppers if they don't want to.

Zachariah Dean Brough, who is 32 and has been charged with murder, was kept in jail when he went to court today.

Eve Marsh, who is 30 years old, will stay in jail until her next court date on October 26.

A man from Armadale who is 24 years old has also been charged with murder and will go to court later this month.

Jesse Desmond Jones, who is 26 years old, went to the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday night. He was charged with being an accomplice and asked for bail.

The lawyer on call, Hamish Glenister, said that his client had only played a small part in what was being said.

Mr. Glenister told the court that Ms. Jones, who he said was a transgender woman, didn't know what was going on when the alleged murder happened because she was sleeping in her car.

He told the court that Ms. Jones didn't know what had happened until she woke up and, after driving to a different place, saw the body of the victim being taken out of the trunk and carried into the bush.

Zachariah Dean Brough did not have to say anything when he went to court in Perth.
Zachariah Dean Brough did not have to say anything when he went to court in Perth.
The accused's friend was the victim, the court hears.

Mr. Glenister said that Ms. Jones did not touch or handle the body, but she had dug what was "effectively a grave" at the second location, where the body was put and then covered with rocks, branches, and other debris.

Mr. Glenister said that the three other people accused of killing Ms. Jones were just her friends, but that the person who was killed was a friend of hers who she had driven home that night.

"[The victim] worked as a prostitute. "As far as the accused knew, she was going to the park to give sexual services," Mr. Glenister said.

"The accused was planning to drive her home. She had no idea what was going to happen at all."

Mr. Glenister told the court that Ms. Jones could use the defense of duress because she said she was told she would "get the same" if she didn't help get rid of the body.

 Police allege Nardia Spice was killed by her housemates who she lived with in Chiltern Avenue in Brookdale in the city's south east, after being lured to a dog park.
Police allege Nardia Spice was killed by her housemates who she lived with in Chiltern Avenue in Brookdale in the city's south east, after being lured to a dog park.

Fears about Hakea Prison

In her bail application, Ms. Jones's lawyer worried that she would be sent to Hakea Prison, which is only for men. Mr. Glenister argued that, as a transgender woman, it would be "very difficult" for her to be kept in jail.

The police prosecutor was against Ms. Jones getting bail because the accusations against her were very serious and because the investigation was still going on, there was a chance that evidence could be changed.

But Magistrate Kelly Thompson put off the bail hearing for two weeks because she didn't agree that Ms. Jones had only played a small part and wanted to hear more from the prosecutors.

Ms. Jones put up her hand before she was taken away and asked if that meant she was going to Hakea prison.

In response, Magistrate Thompson said that was a matter for the Department of Corrective Services.

A man from Armadale who is 24 years old has also been charged with murder and will go to court later this month.

Police want to know more about three cars: a black Holden Commodore, a green Ford Territory, and a silver Hyundai i30.

If you know anything, please call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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