Nanny 'heard whining' from murder victim

March 12, 2018

Mark Caleo who has pleaded not guilty to soliciting his wife Rita's murder.

A Sydney woman made a whining sound in the middle of the night before her terrified nanny found her dead on the bathroom floor, a murder trial has been told.

Lai Chan Chor said she had been woken by a shuttering sound before she heard Rita Caleo "make a whining sound in a very faint voice" which made her scared.

The nanny's 1990 statement was read out in the NSW Supreme Court on Monday at the trial of Mark Caleo, 55, who has pleaded not guilty to soliciting his wife's murder that year and soliciting the 1989 murder of her brother Dr Michael Chye.

Alani Afu, 50, has denied murdering Rita Caleo.

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