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Love triangle gone bad: Former prostitute ‘enlisted the help of her secret lover to kill her violent fiance who was found dead with 10 gunshot wounds to the head’

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  • Melissa Leigh Shaw, 30, former prostitute enlisted secret lover to kill her violent fiance, court hears
  • Appeared in Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday
  • Prosecution allege Shaw convinced lover to kill fiance Shyam Sam Dhody
  •  Mr Dhody was found dead in his home with 10 gunshots wound to head  
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Melissa Leigh Shaw (middle) appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court for the opening of her trial on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the murder and attempted murder of Shyam Sam Dhody

Melissa Leigh Shaw (middle) appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court for the opening of her trial on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the murder and attempted murder of Shyam Sam Dhody

A former prostitute ‘enlisted’ the help of a secret lover to kill her violent fiance, who was later found dead with 10 gunshot wounds to the head, a court has heard. Melissa Leigh Shaw appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court for the opening of her trial on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the murder and attempted murder of Shyam Sam Dhody. In his opening address, crown prosecutor Dennis Kinsella told the jury the 30-year-old helped an on-again, off-again lover kill the bankrupt Gold Coast businessman.

Mr Kinsella compared the one-time sex worker, who met her fiance when he was her client at a Molendinar brothel, to Helen of Troy by describing her as the face that launched the murder. He said her relationship with Mr Dhody was domestically violent and approaching an inevitable end in the period leading up to his death in July 2013. Mr Dhody died after being shot some 10 times to the head area at close range in his bed at their Gold Coast home, the court heard.

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Crown prosecutor Dennis Kinsella told the jury Shaw helped an on-again, off-again lover kill her bankrupt Gold Coast businessman fiance
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Shyam Sam Dhody was shot repeatedly at close range before he died

It came just months after the 37-year-old had been set upon by an unknown assailant and struck repeatedly with a crowbar in an earlier, interrupted attempt to kill him, Mr Kinsella said.
The crown alleged Shaw’s sometime lover, Adam Gooley, was the assailant in both instances. Mr Kinsella said the prosecution’s circumstantial case contended Shaw had encouraged, facilitated and assisted in the brutal attacks, effectively getting someone else to do the job. The trial, which is expected to run for nine days, continues.

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