Justin Stein murder trial: Claims about sex and meth in park with Charlise Mutten’s mother Kallista Mutten

Alleged killer Justin Stein has denied claims he injected methamphetamine and had sex in a popular Sydney park hours before he claimed Charlise Mutten was shot and killed by her mother, a jury has heard.

Mr Stein broke down in court on Monday while giving evidence in his defense to a manslaughter charge at his trial in the NSW Supreme Court.

The 33-year-old is accused of murdering the daughter of his ex-fiancée, Kallista Mutten, on his parents’ property before dumping her body, hidden in a plastic barrel, near the Colo River.

He pleaded not guilty to the murder, but he admits that he gave up the nine-year-old’s body.

Charlise traveled to Sydney from Tweed Heads on December 21, 2021, where she was said to be spending the school holidays, spending her time split between Mr Stein’s family property in Mount Wilson, where she was allegedly murdered, and the Riviera Ski Gardens caravan. park in Lower Portland about 90 minutes away.

Mr Stein became emotional on Monday after taking the witness stand and telling the jury he saw Ms Mutten shoot her daughter on the night of January 12. Ms Mutten denies the claims.

But prosecutors claim that Mr. Stein “the last person” to see Charlise and had the opportunity to kill her between 19:16 on January 11 and 10:06 on January 12.

In her evidence, Mrs Mutten claimed that Mr. On Jan. 12, Stein left Charlise at home in the care of an “auction lady,” who came to the property to appraise the items before picking her up from Lower Portland.

But Mr. Stein said on Monday he put Charlise in the back seat of the car and took the schoolgirl with him as they picked up Ms Mutten and drove to Sydney.

Mrs. Mutten told the court that she and Mr. Stein injected ice and had sex in Sydney’s Centennial Park before Mr. She accused Stein of cheating on her and contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

But Mr Stein denied the allegations and told the court he was walking his dog in the park while Ms Mutten was “shooting” in the toilet.

Asked if they had sex in Centennial Park, Mr Stein said: “No I didn’t, I was walking the dog while she (Kallista) was shooting in the toilet.”

He told the jury Charlise sat in the back of the car watching Mr Stein walk his dog.

“When we got to Centennial Park, she (Kallista) wanted to have sex in the toilets, but I refused because I told her I was bleeding,” Mr Stein said.

According to Stein’s version of events, he then put Mrs. Mutten and Charlise back at Mount Wilson for the night.

He told the jury he went down to the shed when they arrived and was working on his car when he heard a gunshot and “Charlise screaming my name”.

“I got to the back of the shed, that’s when I heard Charlise screaming ‘Mum, no’,” Mr Stein said as he tried to hold back tears.

“That’s when I heard…a bang…a second shot…I saw Kallista and that’s when I saw Charlise on the ground.”

He claims he saw Ms Mutten holding a .22 caliber rifle in her hands and asked her “what the hell did you do”.

“She looked at me and yelled at me, ‘You did it,'” Mr. Stein said, wiping his eyes with tissues.

The 33-year-old told the jury she continued to shout “you made me do this”, to which he replied: “What did I do? I did everything for you.”

He told the court he did not see Ms Mutten until the following day when he told her she was a “s**t” and a “rotten dog” for what she had done.

“I’ll never forget that part … she was sitting there smiling,” he said.

He told the jury that Mrs Mutten would call the police and tell them he had gone looking for Charlise and a “made up story” about the auctioneer.

Under intense cross-examination by Crown prosecutor Ken McKay SC, Mr Stein said he knew the lies Ms Mutten ordered him to “catch up with”.

“I knew it was going to catch up with me, especially in terms of putting that barrel away,” he said.

“I knew I would end up getting arrested.”

He was questioned about why he did not tell police the story he claims to be true in either of his two interviews, but only told it to a corrections officer when he was charged.

Mr Stein said his “whole world” had just come crashing down.

“I was literally accused of murder for something I didn’t do, I lost everything within minutes, so I came forward and told the truth about what happened,” he said.

The trial continues.

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