Woman in court charged over Qld cop’s murder

A woman charged with the murder of a Queensland Police officer in an alleged hit and run will remain behind bars.

Kari O’Brien, 24, is accused of being a passenger in a stolen Hyundai Kona that struck Senior Constable David Masters at Burpengary early on Saturday morning.

Senior Constable Masters was laying road spikes on the Bruce Highway when he was allegedly hit and killed.


The car allegedly fled the scene before being found burnt out 25 kilometres away.

O’Brien has been charged with murder, arson and unlawfully using a motor vehicle.

She did not personally appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court where her case was briefly mentioned on Monday morning.

Her lawyer made no application for bail and her case was adjourned until August 2.

It comes as Police step up the hunt for the alleged driver of the car.

Police allege Skye Anne Wallis was behind the wheel of the Hyundai and deliberately drove at the 53-year-old officer.

The 33-year-old is known to frequent the North Brisbane and Moreton areas but also has connections to the Gold Coast and Ipswich.

Police are still searching for Skye Wallis | PHOTO : Supplied by QPS