Foreman murder: accused offered ‘hit’ money

Katie Foreman.
Katie Foreman.

UPDATED 12.05PM: One of the men accused of murdering Katie Foreman had offered a woman money to attack her in the months prior to her death, a court heard this morning.

The woman, who cannot be identified, told the court that Bradley Max Rawlinson had offered her between $2000 and $3000 to assault Ms Foreman on one of her nightly walks.

‘‘He wanted me to put her in hospital pretty bad,’’ the woman said.

‘‘He told me there was a woman in Corrimal who was a solicitor who was causing him problems in business and personal life.

‘‘He asked if I would assault her on the walk she does in Wollongong for some money... I declined.’’

The court was told that Ms Foreman went for regular walks along the bicycle track near WIN Stadium, usually at around 11pm

Rawlinson, along with Bernard Justin Spicer and Michelle Sharon Proud, are on trial in the NSW Supreme Court.

The trio are accused of murdering Ms Foreman, who died when a fierce blaze ripped through her Corrimal home in the early hours of October 27, 2011.