“Because the ute slowly drove out of the carport the noise from the toolbox, banging, was getting louder and louder,” she mentioned.
“Bizarre banging … I used to be suspicious.”
Prosecutor David Meredith has beforehand informed the trial Tahiata’s inexperienced Toyota Hilux ute was used to move the toolbox with Mr Breton and Ms Triscaru nonetheless alive inside to the waterway beside the Logan Motorway.
Ms Halbert described seeing the identical ute on January 24, the day the pair disappeared.
“It had a bullbar on it with a teddy,” she mentioned.
Earlier, Mr Meredith informed the jury that after Tahiata helped load the toolbox on his ute, he and a person named Trent Thrupp drove to the close by creek.
Tahiata allegedly then helped carry the field to the shore as Mr Breton and Ms Triscaru screamed for assist from inside.
Thrupp then pushed the toolbox into the water nevertheless it did not instantly sink, Mr Meredith mentioned.
He mentioned Tahiata then handed Thrupp a hammer so he may punch holes into the facet of the field.
The trial continues.