A Brisbane man says he was shocked to hear his wife had been charged in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Michael Klaassen.

32-year-old Jasmin Kay was granted bail, after appearing at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court this morning.

Kate Fallis reports.


Mr Klaassen was last seen alive on July 29. Police found his body on a property at a Logan Reserve last Friday.

Ms Kay is one of two women charged with being an accessory after the fact to the alleged murder.

She was successfully granted bail, despite her alleged “multi-faceted” role, which included destroying evidence and assisting in covering up the murder.

Her husband said the charges had come as a complete surprise.

Paul Kay, Husband: “I’m just distraught, you know. Shocked, shocked more than anything.”

45-year-old Marri-Ann Godfrey has also been charged with the same offence and will appear in court tomorrow.

On the weekend two men faced charges of being an accessory to murder and interfering with a corpse.

A third man Lawrence Carlton is charged with the actual murder of Mr Klaassen.

Also before the courts today, the trial into the 2011 murder of Queensland Detective Senior Constable Damien Leeding has continued.

The officer was gunned down while responding to an armed robbery at the Pacific Pines Tavern on the Gold Coast.

Today, his partner, Senior Constable Nicole Jackson, told the Supreme Court she heard Damian Leeding call out before the two shots were fired.

41-year-old Phillip Abell and 39-year-old Donna McAvoy are on trial for murder, deprivation of liberty and armed robbery with violence.

The trial is continuing.

Kate Fallis, QUT News.