Man found guilty over Gold Coast singer’s murder

UPDATE: A JURY has found Matthew Cox guilty of murdering Gold Coast nightclub singer Tony Williams.

Evidence presented during the 15-day trial stated that 27-year-old Cox tracked down Williams and violently bashed him to death with a hammer.

The bashing death was a result of Cox believing that Williams had previously raped his girlfriend.


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EARLIER: A MAN will be back in court today, after admitting he killed Gold Coast nightclub singer Tony Williams.

Lawyers for Matthew Cox claim he acted in self-defence, but prosecutors say those claims are “nonsense” and should be rejected.

In his closing address on Monday, prosecutor David Meredith told the Supreme Court in Brisbane the jury would be satisfied Matthew Cox went to Mr Williams’ Mermaid Waters apartment in December 2011 with the intent to kill.

The 27-year-old has admitted to causing the New Zealand-born performer’s death, but has pleaded not guilty to murder.

During his trial, the court heard audio recordings of Cox telling several friends he killed the Sex ‘N’ Chocolate singer in self-defence during a confrontation.

However, Mr Meredith said the evidence suggested the attack was deliberate and calculated.

He said Cox viciously bashed Mr Williams to death because he was angry about the way the singer had treated his girlfriend, Sarah Davis, with claims he had raped her.

He said Cox’s claim of self-defence was “nonsense” and he had told numerous lies about his involvement to police before finally confessing to the death.

The trial continues today.

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