LIFE CUT SHORT: Shaune Lewis Gibson was murdered in August 2012 at a house in Eastern Heights.
LIFE CUT SHORT: Shaune Lewis Gibson was murdered in August 2012 at a house in Eastern Heights. Contributed

Teenage girl jailed for her role in Gibson murder

A TEENAGE girl who helped lure Ipswich man Shaune Gibson to a house before he was murdered could be released from jail in September.

The girl is now a woman but cannot be named because she was aged 16 at the time.

She was sentenced to jail for manslaughter and two counts of interfering with a dead body.

A man and a woman have been sentenced to life behind bars for assaulting Mr Gibson and strangling him to death with wire.

Brisbane Supreme Court heard the girl was part of the plan to get Mr Gibson to the house where the two adults bashed and killed him.

The court heard Mr Gibson's body was then taken to a grave site on a Churchable country road, where the trio buried him.

In handing down his sentence on Thursday, Justice David Boddice said the girl and two adults went back to the grave site five days later and dug up the ground to reveal part of Mr Gibson's corpse.

"He was partially dug up ... apparently so you could be assured that he was in fact dead," he said to her.

"That was truly despicable behaviour."

Justice Boddice also said recorded conversations showed the trio had discussed how much they thought Mr Gibson's body would have decomposed, based on the number of days he had been dead.

"It just shows a complete disregard for Mr Gibson. It shows a complete disregard for any aspect of humanity," he said.

Justice Boddice sentenced her for being part of the plan to get Mr Gibson to the house but not for injuring him.

She will be eligible for parole after serving three years jail. Because she has served most of that time in pre-sentence custody, she could get out in September.


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