By Kirsty Nancarrow from ABC online:
Two people camped in different parts of the dry Todd River bed have described in court how their bedding was run over by a car carrying five white men.
Joshua Spears, Scott Doody, Glen Swain, Anton Kloedon and Timothy Hird are charged with murdering 33-year-old Kwementyaye Ryder. They are also facing eight counts of recklessly endangering life using a vehicle.
Ashley Spencer gave evidence at a committal hearing in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court that he had to jump away from the car. He said the ute ran over his blankets.
The five men inside were swearing at the campers, saying “black bastards” and “niggers”, he said. Another camper, Maureen Walker, told the court a ute came towards her very fast. Ms Walker said she got off her swag and ran behind a tree before the car drove over her swag. She said at one stage the occupants of the car asked that she say “happy birthday” to them.
She also said two people in the front seat said, “You mob stink like this Todd River”. The hearing continues.