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Man Who Twice Buried Wife's Body To Give Evidence In Court

A Queensland man who twice buried the body of his wife will give evidence in his trial for her murder.

Edmund Ian Riggs, 60, denies murdering Patricia Anne, whose skeletal remains were found buried at their family's former home in 2016, 15 years after her death.

At the start of his Brisbane Supreme Court trial this week, Riggs admitted through his lawyers he first buried her body at an undisclosed spot after her death on September 30, 2001.

He dug up the remains a few years later and buried them again at the home at Redcliffe, north of Brisbane.

They were found wrapped in blue pool lining by a new home owner who was doing concreting behind a shed.

Riggs pleaded guilty to interfering with her corpse.

Prosecutors believe Ms Riggs disappeared after a weekend of arguments with her husband.

While Riggs lied about his wife's death, his defence team argues what happened between the couple before she died was in dispute.

Riggs is set to give evidence on Thursday, the court has heard.


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