EXCLUSIVE: From gushing compliments to ‘torture by jet flame’… and a dead body: The connections between a hairdresser, her boyfriend, and their alleged victims… as pictures emerge of the troubled block where THREE DAYS of torment allegedly occurred
- Sean Froggatt allegedly murdered
- He and Mariana Cheri Taitoko allegedly kidnapped
- Two people have been charged in relation
- Pair were allegedly tortured in Wyong, NSW
Sean Froggatt, 52, and Mariana Cheri Taitoko, (pictured) 44, were allegedly held against their will at a unit on Levett Street in Wyong, on the NSW Central Coast, from Thursday until Saturday
A woman charged in relation to the alleged kidnapping and torture of two people over three days regularly left compliments about one of her alleged victims.
Sean Froggatt, 52, and Mariana Taitoko, 44, were allegedly held against their will at a unit inside a housing commission block in Wyong, on the NSW Central Coast, from Thursday until Saturday.
Mr Froggatt’s lifeless body was discovered in the bedroom of the unit after Ms Taitoko managed to escape and call police from a friend’s house on Saturday afternoon.
Daniel Hasapis, 30, has been charged with murder and kidnapping, while his hairdresser girlfriend Bonnie Cullen, 33, was charged with concealing a serious offence.
Hasapis allegedly bashed and tortured Mr Froggatt over the three days and allegedly blowtorched him and Ms Taitoko with a ‘jet flame’.
She suffered ‘serious’ burns to her chest and arms. Cullen, who rented the unit and shared it with Hasapis, is not accused of being responsible for the death of Mr Froggatt or kidnapping of the woman.
In recent months Cullen had left comments on Ms Taitoko’s photos on Facebook.
Bonnie Cullen who has been charged with concealing a serious offence had often complimented Ms Taitoko online
In one post Cullen said the 44-year-old looked ‘stunning’
Pictured is the unit complex where a man and woman were allegedly tortured in Wyong
‘You look stunning lady xo,’ she wrote on a photo of the 44-year-old from eight months ago.
In an older post of a selfie of Ms Taitoko, Cullen commented ‘so nice love u with straight hair’.
Police claim the alleged torture and kidnapping was in relation to an unpaid drug debt.
NSW Police Superintendent Chad Gillies said all four people were known to each other.
Mr Froggart had lived in the same unit complex, while Ms Taitoko lived nearby.
Hasapis was arrested at the unit on Saturday and his girlfriend Cullen was taken away in handcuffs while she was visiting a relative at Watanobbi.
Bonnie Cullen (pictured), 33, has been charged with concealing a serious offence
Hasapis (pictured) allegedly bashed and tortured Mr Froggatt over three days and allegedly used a jet flame on him and Ms Taitoko
Detectives are seen at the Wyong unit complex on Monday
Pictured inside the unit where a man and woman were allegedly tortured
Neighbours claimed they did not notice anything out of the ordinary when they spotted the four people together on Australia Day.
A neighbour told Daily Mail Australia that Mr Froggatt was a nice guy. ‘He was harmless,’ she said.
‘He wouldn’t hurt a fly.’
The woman said she ran into Ms Cullen a handful of times around the building but never saw her boyfriend.
She said she did not hear any unusual noises on Saturday.
‘I’ve been here 20 years and have only seen Bonnie three times,’ she said.
‘I didn’t really get involved with her or our other neighbours. We stick to ourselves.’
Mr Froggatt had been living with epilepsy and required a carer.
Both Cullen and Hasapis’ matters were mentioned in Wyong Local Court on Monday however neither appeared or applied for bail.
They will remain in custody until their next appearance on March 28.
Flowers and a newspaper detailing the incident have been left outside the unit