A couple accused of the manslaughter of an elderly woman
allegedly living in a shipping container in freezing
conditions are expected to arrive in Tasmania tomorrow.
Michael and Jassy Anglin, of Cairns in Queensland, have been
extradited to face the charges following the death of Ms
Anglin's 77-year-old mother Janet Mackozdi in July 2010.
Police allege a bizarre plot by the couple involved dressing
the body and driving it to a hospital, where staff were told
Ms Mackozdi had died on a car trip, a Cairns court heard
A post-mortem examination showed the death probably occurred
because of hypothermia in temperatures as low as -3C in
Tasmania's Derwent Valley.
The court heard Ms Mackozdi, who had the care needs of a
three-year-old child, was housed in a shipping container.
Two Tasmania Police detectives were on their way to Cairns on
Wednesday to assist two already on the ground to escort the
couple, both aged in their 50s, to Hobart.
They have been denied bail and could appear in the Hobart
Magistrates Court as early as Friday on charges of
Tasmania Police would not comment on how the charges came to
be laid nearly four years after the death of Ms Mackozdi.
"The matter is before the court and we will not be addressing
components of the allegation," a spokesperson told AAP.
The Anglins relocated to Cairns for work and lifestyle
reasons and not to flee investigations into the death, the
Cairns court heard.