Rodney Clavell’s ex-girlfriend has pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a cyclist in a South Australian road crash.
The ex-girlfriend of dead fugitive Rodney Clavell has been ordered to stand trial over the hit-and-run death of a cyclist who was a leading Adelaide midwife.
Samantha Magdaleine Farrer, 37, of Queensland, pleaded not guilty on Friday to three charges in the Adelaide Magistrates Court, just around the corner from where her former boyfriend shot himself dead in a brothel after a 13-hour siege on Thursday.
She denied causing the death of Kathleen Heraghty, 48, by dangerous driving in December at Inman Valley Road, near Victor Harbor.
Farrer also pleaded not guilty to an aggravated count of driving without due care and to failing to stop at the scene of a fatal accident.
Mr Heraghty’s obstetrician husband was cycling several minutes behind her and was one of the first people on the scene.
Farrer was ordered to stand trial in the District Court and the matter was adjourned to July 7.
Clavell accompanied her to an earlier court appearance in March, months before he became South Australia’s most wanted man.
Farrer left court wearing dark glasses and a cap pulled down over her face and did not respond to media questions about her ex-boyfriend.