A police prosecutor "strongly", "firmly" and repeatedly opposed a soon-to-be-killer getting bail after he kidnapped and assaulted North Shore teenager Christie Marceau.
Adam Pell gave evidence this morning on the second day of the inquest into Christie's death.
The 18-year-old was stabbed to death in her family home by Akshay Chand in November 2011.
Chand was on bail at the time and facing charges of an earlier attack on Christie.
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Pell recalled that Chand's case for that attack was called during a "busy fixture" in the North Shore District Court.
But he had time to read the police file relating to Chand's alleged offending and put together a "firm" opposition to the attacker getting bail.
He "strongly opposed" bail on behalf of the police and specifically drew attention to admissions made by Chand to police about the kidnapping and attack on Christie.
"I also used my own private cellphone to access Google maps, as the police bail document did not stipulate the distance between the addresses of the victim and Mr Chand," Pell said.
"I made notes on my copy of the police opposition document, which outlined my key concerns and talking points."
Those notes read:
• Victim's views
• Depression exists (for Chand)
• Cause of offending still exists
• Full admissions of offending
• Statements of "I'll stab you"
The police opposition document, presented to the inquest, said the biggest risk in allowing Chand bail was that he might interfere with witnesses - namely Christie and her mother.
"He had admitted during his interview the reason for the attack was for revenge against the victim for not helping him. This desire for revenge still exists," the document stated.
"The victim is terrified of the defendant. The attack has had a profound effect on her and made her not leave her mother's side since. She does not wish him to get bail, or to see him, and is quite concerned he may try to attack her again and go around to her house."
Pell said the possibility of Chand being granted bail "in any form" was "greatly" concerning
"in light of the matters outlined in the police opposition to bail form and also the proximity of the addresses".
He then set about letting the police in charge of Chand's prosecution know what was happening in court - including the accused's lawyer Mary-Anne Lowe indicating she would seek bail again - so they could do everything in their power to continue their opposition.
An email from Pell to the officer in charge of Chand's case was also presented to the court.
It was sent after he opposed the initial bail application but before a new application was heard.
"I extensively argued this in front of Judge Morris," it read.
"I ran the whole 'he's only 800m from her' argument after I checked the distance on my iPhone in court to bolster the opposition.
"I'm just curious as to how on earth someone with admissions with these kinds of charges, could possibly be bailed to that address?"
Detective Aaron Iremonger responded: "One other thing that has an impact on his bail is that the victim only lives two minutes' walk from his address.
"The offender only need to walk past 12 residential properties before he is at her house.
"The victim is very fearful of Chand receiving bail."
Pell said the issue of electronic bail had been raised by Judge Barbara Morris after Chand's second appearance before her, but it was not his job to advance that.
"I could not take any steps to advance an EM bail assessment as it is a formal defence application, which was never made," he said.
"Prosecutors did not, and do not now, initiate EM bail applications on behalf of a defendant."
He said a prosecutor could not "take on this issue" unless the defence had applied.
"I can confirm police would have still opposed bail for Mr Chand - even in the form of EM bail had it been sought - due to the serious risk that we believed Chand posed to the victim."
The inquest continues.