Fresh twist in case of dead woman found dumped in a Sydney park as cops allege she was murdered during a meth-fuelled ‘pump and dump’
- Dennis James Pietrobon was last year charged with murdering Nicole Cartwright
- He allegedly struck Ms Cartwright before covering her face with a hoodie
- Two days later he allegedly dumped her body in Buffalo Creek Reserve
- Pietrobon’s fingerprints were found on tape binding Ms Cartwright’s wrists
Harrowing details have emerged about how a woman was allegedly murdered and dumped in bushland after a meth-fuelled sexual encounter.
Dennis James Pietrobon was last year charged with murder after allegedly dumping Nicole Cartwright’s body in a park in Hunters Hill, in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in 2018.
Pietrobon, who met Ms Cartwright through a dating app, allegedly struck the 32-year-old at his house before covering her face with a hoodie.
Two days later he took her body to Buffalo Creek Reserve where he planned on placing her in a council bin, police alleged in Burwood Local Court on Wednesday.
But he was allegedly caught off guard by a passerby and instead dragged her body 30m and fled the scene, the court heard, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Dennis James Pietrobon was last year charged with murder after allegedly dumping Nicole Cartwright’s body in a park in Hunters Hill, in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in 2018
Detectives arrested Pietrobon at Parramatta Police Station at about 12.45pm May 27 last year
Pietrobon’s fingerprints were allegedly found on tape binding Ms Cartwright’s wrists, as well as a shirt that was discarded near her body, a Sydney court heard
The court also heard allegations Pietrobon’s fingerprints were found on tape binding Ms Cartwright’s wrists, as well as a shirt that was discarded near her body.
His DNA was also discovered on the garbage bin that he allegedly used to transport her body to the park, police said.
Pietrobon’s lawyer argued that investigators still hadn’t established Ms Cartwright’s cause of death.
‘The Crown cannot say what my client actually did. It is on the Crown case they meet up with for what crown says was consensual and highly risky sexual conduct to consume methylamphetamine,’ she told the court.
‘The DPP need to prove he caused the act and that he intended she die. A highly experienced pathologist cannot say how she died.’
Prosecutor Nicholas Leach told the court Ms Cartwright took an Uber to Pietrobon’s home before she was allegedly murdered.
‘On the Crown case what is taking place in the early hours is the deceased met up with (Pietrobon) to engage in a pump and play session,’ he said.
A council worker made the gruesome discovery in Hunters Hill (located above) about 7.30am on October 3, 2018
Mr Leach alleged Pietrobon became ‘extremely violent’ and struck her in the left side of her face.
Pietrobon then allegedly stuffed Ms Cartwright in the boot of his Mercedes two days later, the court heard.
CCTV footage captured a similar car heading in the same direction as the reserve where she was dumped.
Pietrobon was arrested at Parramatta Police Station on May 27 following a police investigation spanning more than 18 months.
The magistrate last week denied Pietrobon’s bail application. The case continues.
Two days later he allegedly took her body to Buffalo Creek Reserve where he planned on placing her in a council bin