Robert Trebeck wins retrial over the death of Goondiwindi women Alexis Jeffery

The man convicted of murdering Goondiwindi mother Alexis Jeffery will face a retrial.
The man convicted of murdering Goondiwindi mother Alexis Jeffery will face a retrial.

A man found guilty of killing a Queensland mother by smothering her to death with her jeans has won a retrial.

Robert Trebeck was found guilty in 2016 of murdering mother-of-three Alexis Jeffery, 24, during a night out in Goondiwindi in 2014.

The pair met at a local pub and were later spotted becoming intimate at a nearby park.

Ms Jeffery's body was found partially clothed on the banks of the Macintyre River at the back of the community centre by a father and son who were on an early morningwalk.

She had been smothered to death with her own pair of jeans.

He was sentenced to life in jail. Trebeck took his case to the Court of Appeal in Brisbane in February where his lawyers argued the judge did not give the jury specific enough directions before it retired to consider its verdict.

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld his appeal, finding the jury should have been given clearer directions about lies told by Trebeck after the death, and whether they could be found to prove an intent to kill. 

The court ordered a retrial.

Australian Associated Press

A tribute placed behind the Community Centre for Goondiwindi mother, Alexis Jeffery, in 2014.

A tribute placed behind the Community Centre for Goondiwindi mother, Alexis Jeffery, in 2014.