Daughter wants an investigation into the possible murder of mom by a group of bikers.
It’s been 10 years since Tina Greer’s bikie boyfriend is thought to have killed her in Queensland. Her daughter is now fighting for fairness.
Tina, Lili Greer’s mother, disappeared when Lili was only 13 years old.
Les “Grumpy” Sharman, her boyfriend who was in a gang, is now thought to have killed her, but he was never charged.
Now, 10 years later, Ms. Greer is still fighting for justice for her mother. The 23-year-old has taken her case all the way to Shannon Fentiman, the Queensland Attorney-General.
Over 21,000 people have signed a petition that Ms. Greer started to get an investigation into how her mother died.
Ms. Greer’s mother last saw her on January 18, 2012, when she took her and a friend to Canungra, Queensland, for a sleepover.
The 32-year-old then went to see Sharman, a longtime member of the Finks bikie gang and the person Ms. Greer said had been terrorizing her mother for years.
Tina was never seen or heard from again after she went to Sharman’s property in Boonah, which was a 90-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.
“She was supposed to pick up my friend and me for another sleepover on January 19, 2012. Ms. Greer told news.com.au that she never came back.
“The last time I saw her, she was upset and stressed out. At the same time, our house was being watched and her car was smashed up.”
The 23-year-old said that her mother had been trying to get away from Sharman, but he had been following her and causing damage to her property, which scared her.
Sharman was a “mean man,” according to Ms. Greer, who said that he “used physical violence, manipulation, and intimidation to get what he wanted.”
She said, “He thought he couldn’t be hurt.”
Ms. Greer said that her mother told them they were moving back in with Sharman the morning before she went missing.
A few days after she went missing, her mother’s car was found at the end of a dirt road not far from where her boyfriend lives.
Tina was reported missing, and Sharman was named as a possible suspect, but he was never questioned.
The 60-year-old biker was never charged because he died in a car crash in the Gold Coast hinterland in 2018.
Sharman’s death made Ms. Greer worry that her mother would never get justice and that she would never know what really happened.
But in 2020, police offered a $250,000 reward to anyone who could help find the person who killed her and put them in jail.
Sharman’s house was also searched for three days, but no new information was found.
In May of this year, Queensland Coroner Christine Roney finally confirmed that Tina was probably dead. She agreed with the police theory that Sharman killed her and then hid her body.
Ms. Roney’s research showed that there were “20 lethality risk factors” in their relationship, such as the fact that he had hurt Tina before, held her hostage, and left her alone.
Ms. Greer said that Sharman had threatened her mother more than once.
She said, “He broke my mom’s nose, arm, and cheekbone, among other things, when he beat her.”
“He made sure that my mom depended on him for money and was alone.”
In her report, Ms. Roney said that it was “more than likely” that Sharman was involved in or caused Tina’s death, and that he “hid any evidence of involvement and her dead body.”
In court documents, it was also said that “Mr. X” got rid of several things, including a mattress, in the days after Ms. Greer’s mother disappeared.
Even so, Ms. Roney turned down Ms. Greer’s request for an investigation, saying it would not be in the “public interest.”
The coroner said that it can’t be said that Greer would have stopped seeing Sharman if she had more help.
Ms. Greer said that the decision made her “angry and shocked.”
She said, “I swore to myself and my mom that I would do whatever it takes to get justice.”
The 23-year-old will meet with Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman on Wednesday. She will bring her petition and all the facts about why she thinks not enough was done to keep her mom safe.
Ms. Greer wants an investigation into how her mother died, and she also wants a “systematic review of the corners court policies and procedures relating to how victims’ families are treated.”
Ms. Greer’s Change.org petition has just under 22,000 signatures so far, but she wants to get 30,000 before the meeting.
She said that if an inquest is held, she also wants the police investigation before Ms. Sharman’s death to be looked at again.
Ms. Greer wants justice for her mother and has promised to keep fighting no matter what happens at the meeting on Wednesday.
Ms. Greer said, “No matter how the meeting goes, I will continue to speak up for my mom and bring attention to the problems of victims of murder, domestic violence, and going missing.”
Ms. Greer’s life changed “dramatically” after she lost her mother at a young age and in such a terrible way.
She said, “I was suicidal for a long time and didn’t see any reason to live in the months after she went missing.”
“The only thing that kept me from killing myself was the thought that I might find her.
“Now that I’m an adult, I’m happy to be able to speak up for her and keep bringing attention to not only her story but also domestic violence, murder, and missing persons.”