Jury finds Bagley guilty of murdering prostitute's client

IT IS the murder trial that had it all.

In the past six days the Brisbane Supreme Court has heard a sordid tale involving a prostitute, her husband, a client and a drug dealer and a fateful car ride that resulted in one man being murdered in cold blood . . . and the smartphone snoring app that captured it all.

It took a jury less than two hours on Wednesday to find former Hervey Bay resident Anthony Stewart Bagley guilty of executing Colin Edgar Lutherborrow and leaving him to die in the middle of the road.

The two men had only met 10 minutes prior.

In the end, the jury did not believe Bagley was acting in self defence when he executed Mr Lutherborrow at Broadbeach Waters during the early hours of July 20, 2011.

Bagley will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The jury delivered their verdict at 2.21pm and both parties took the unusual step and decided to proceed straight to sentencing.

Rose Lutherborrow read out a heartfelt and emotive victim impact statement to the court where she described her brother as "an all round good bloke."

As she was walking towards the witness box David and June Bagley, the parents of murderer Anthony Bagley, called her a "f***in' dog" and told her to "sit the f*** down."

David and June Bagley still live in Hervey Bay.

Ms Lutherborrow ignored the comments and went on to tell the court about how her brother was the one who encouraged her to go to university.

"My brother was the one who encouraged me to follow my dreams and study law," she said.

"He was murdered shortly before I started uni.

"I will graduate this year and he will not be there to celebrate that moment with me."

Ms Lutherborrow went on to reveal how her brother's murder had changed the family forever.

"He is the first person our family thinks of each morning when we wake up and the last person we think of each night when we go to bed," she said.

"Our family was robbed of a brother and son at the hands of an animal who murdered him in cold blood and left him to die on the street.

"Our lives have been changed forever.

"We love you Colin and we miss you more than words can describe."

Justice Peter Lyons said, in sentencing Bagley to life behind bars, his actions had not only affected his victim's family, but also his own.


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