Three men found guilty over Logan toolbox murders

Three men have been found guilty of murdering Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru – whose bodies were found inside a large metal toolbox, submerged in a Logan creek five years ago.

It took a Brisbane Supreme Court jury just one day to find Stou Daniels, Trent Michael Thrupp and Davy Malu Junior Taiao guilty of two counts of murder over the January 2016 killings.

The trio, who all pleaded not guilty to murder, were also found guilty of torturing the pair.


A fourth man, Waylon Ngaketo Cowan Walker, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Breton and Triscaru are alleged to have been tricked into visiting a Kingston unit in January 2016, where they were assaulted and tied up.

The pair were then allegedly forced into a large metal toolbox, which was weighed down with concrete blocks, before being thrown into waters at Scrubby Creek.

Police divers made the grim discovery about 18 days later, pulling the box containing the duo’s badly decomposed bodies from the water.

The court heard the pair either died from asphyxiation or drowning.

The men will be sentenced at a later date.

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