Greg Lynn trial: Jury to hear former pilot’s interview over Russell Hill and Carol Clay deaths

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While sitting in an interrogation room with two detectives, Greg Lynn, accused of double murder, compared the last year and a half of his life to the “Truman Show.”

“Well, I know I’ve been on the radar for some time… too many people have said strange things to me,” he said in a recording played in Victoria’s Supreme Court.

“It’s a bit like the Truman Show, where everyone knows you’re on TV, but you’re not.”

He described several encounters in which people asked him about hunting and camping. The former pilot said he believed they had been in contact with police, who had been monitoring him in a “subtle but noticeable” way.

When Detective Sergeant Brett Florence claimed that this was not the case, Mr Lynn said: “OK, maybe I’m just paranoid.”

Mr Lynn, 57, is standing trial after pleading not guilty to the murders of 74-year-old Russell Hill and 73-year-old Carol Clay in March 2020.

Prosecutors claimed he killed them “without legal justification,” presumably after an argument with Hill about his drone. The former pilot asked the jury to find that both died in accidents.

The trial will resume on Tuesday as prosecutors plan to play the second half of Mr Lynn’s police interview following his arrest on November 22, 2021, the jury was told.

On Monday afternoon, the jury was sent home shortly after 3 p.m. after being told that the remaining two hours of the interview were not yet ready for playback.

“At some points you will notice that there are lapses or edits. This is quite normal in court proceedings,” said Judge Michael Croucher.

“This processing is currently ongoing and will not be completed until tomorrow morning.”

Footage of the interview was played on Monday in which Mr Lynn said he had already camped at Bucks Camp in the Wonnangatta Valley, where Mr Hill and Ms Clay arrived on the afternoon of March 19, 2020.

He said the couple seemed “nice at first” and told him they also planned to camp at the site.

“I said, ‘There are hundreds of other campgrounds, but if you want to camp here, this is free country,'” he told two detectives in the recording.

Mr Lynn said their initially cordial relationship changed on the evening of March 20, when Mr Hill accused him of hunting too close to the camp and threatened to go to the police.

In the interview, he claimed that Mr Hill stole a shotgun from his car at around 9 or 10 p.m., after which a struggle broke out between the two men for control of the weapon.

“I told him to stop, but he didn’t want to. We just kept wrestling and then it went boom,” he said.

According to Mr Lynn, a shot was fired and killed Ms Clay. Shortly afterwards, Mr Hill attacked him with a knife.

The two men wrestled before Mr Hill fell on the knife and died, Mr Lynn claimed.

He told the two officers that it had been a bad decision on his part to cover up the incident by burning down their camp and hiding their bodies at a second location in the bush.

I just guess that in my attempt to hide it, I thought maybe I could move on and continue with my life, my family and my career,” he said.

At the start of the trial, Mr Lynn’s barrister Dermot Dann KC told the jury that there was no dispute between the prosecution and the defence that, in his view, Mr Lynn was not guilty of murder or the alternative charge of manslaughter.

“Legally, the prosecution must refute his testimony,” he said.

“The public prosecutor must refute this beyond a doubt.”

The process continues.

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