Muja father Wayne Chappell shot with ‘night shift gun’

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
A supplied image obtained July 5, 2016 of maintenance worker and AMWU delegate at the mine, Wayne Chappell, with and his grandson James. PR IMAGE
Camera IconA supplied image obtained July 5, 2016 of maintenance worker and AMWU delegate at the mine, Wayne Chappell, with and his grandson James. PR IMAGE Credit: PR IMAGE

A Bunbury court has been told how a Muja father was fatally shot with a “night shift gun” which was kept under a bed when his partner was home alone.

Debra Jane Alicia Holmes, then 53, is standing trial in the Bunbury Supreme Court over the alleged July, 2018 murder of her 56-year-old partner Wayne Chappell, who was this week described by his family as a “hard working” and “likeable” person.

Mr Chappell, who worked as a boilermaker at Griffin Coal, was found dead on the couple’s hobby farm in Muja, near Collie.

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