More charges for barn murder



Police have brought additional charges against a 24-year-old woman accused of killing a baker and his daughter in a fire at a rural Queensland estate.

The bodies of 54-year-old Todd Mooney and his 10-year-old daughter Kirra were found on December 20 in the barn in Biggenden, 150 miles northeast of Brisbane.

Detectives last week charged Kristen Leslie Olsen, of Maryborough, with two counts of murder and one count of arson.

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Olsen’s case was heard for a second time in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Monday and she was not required to appear in person.

A Queensland Police spokesman said the prosecution had additionally charged her with one count of arson against a motor vehicle and two counts of arson against a building or structure, allegedly committed in Tinana.

Olsen was also charged with robbery, allegedly committed in Ban Ban Springs, about 30 km southeast of Biggenden.

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The new charges related to alleged incidents separate from the murder charges.

The case was adjourned until March 6 for binding listing. Olsen was taken into custody and was not allowed to appear in person at the next hearing.