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Father doubts daughter in murder trial

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By Meg Kennedy

The father of accused murderer Yu Tung ‘Tracey’ Lo has said he now has “doubts” about his daughter’s honesty, the Supreme Court of Victoria has heard.
Describing Ms Lo as “a very caring and positive person” and “a good girl”, Yuk Fai Lo, who has flown to Australia from Hong Kong with his family, appeared before the court with the aid of an interpreter on Wednesday, 18 July.
During the cross-examination of his evidence, Crown prosecutor Patrick Bourke said to Mr Lo that “Tracey has admitted to lying to police…”, asking, “Is your daughter still trustworthy?”
Mr Lo replied, “I’m shocked.”
Mr Bourke then asked whether Mr Lo thought his daughter was still honest.
“I have doubts,” Mr Lo said pausing before replying.
During re-examination, defence barrister Peter Chadwick QC asked Mr Lo is “lying to police the Tracey you know?”
Mr Lo replied “No”.
A dental surgeon, who worked with the accused Ms Lo during her employment as a dental nurse, also gave evidence.
Appearing before the court via video link from Hong Kong, Dr. Ezra Man-Chung Chan described Ms Lo as a “diligent” worker and had “no reason to question her honesty”, recounting a time where he had allowed Ms Lo to complete paperwork alone at his house.
Dr Chan told the court that he continued a friendship with Ms Lo after she left the dental practice in 2014 and continued to stay in touch via messaging mobile apps, such as ‘WhatsApp’, whilst she was living in Australia.
“We were friends, yes”, he told the court.
Yu Tung Lo is on trial for the murder of Bacchus Marsh man Paul Hogan, who was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head at his Labilliere street property, at around 8:20am on Tuesday, 24 May, 2016.
The trial continues in the Supreme Court of Victoria, heading into Day 20.