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The court also heard from the receptionist at Mr Baden-Clay's Century 21 real estate agency in Brisbane's west.
Gabrielle Cadioli recalled learning of Mr Baden-Clay's affair with the agency's rental property manager Toni McHugh in late 2011.
She said Mr Baden-Clay returned from having coffee with Ms McHugh one morning and spoke with each staff member individually, telling them Ms McHugh would not be returning to the office.
"He said she could not return because he had been having an affair with her," Ms Cadioli said.
"He said it would be very difficult for him. He said 'I love her'."
Another former staff member at the real estate agency, Elizabeth Scully, told the court she was asked by Mr Baden-Clay "to remove anything pertaining to Toni because Allison would be coming into the office".
Mrs Baden-Clay began working at the agency soon after Ms McHugh's employment was terminated.
The taped recordings of police interviews with the Baden-Clays' two eldest daughters were played to the court today.
Mr Baden-Clay wiped tears from his eyes as he watched his daughters speak to two detectives on the video.
Both girls sobbed as they spoke of waking on April 20, 2012, to find their mother missing.
"Mummy wasn't there," the second daughter told police.
The eldest daughter said: "Daddy was trying to keep calm for us."
Earlier, the court heard from friends of Mrs Baden-Clay, who described the mother-of-three as loving and nurturing.
"She was a wonderful, wonderful mother," friend Wendy Mollah told the jury.
The court also heard from forensic pathologist Dr Nathan Milne who conducted a post-mortem examination on Mrs Baden-Clay's body.
He told the court he could not determine the cause of Mrs Baden-Clay's death.
The taped interview with the Baden-Clays' second daughter has ended and the court has been adjourned for the day.
The Baden-Clays' second daughter said she saw her father with shaving cream on his face on the morning her mother disappeared.
"But Mummy wasn't there," she said, sobbing.Back to top
The Baden-Clays' second daughter said her mother checked on her in her room about five minutes after tucking her into bed.
"She checked on me when she went to bed," the then-eight-year-old said.
"How do you know that?" the detectives asked.
Through tears the little girl replied: "Cos she told me she would."
She woke the next morning to find her mother missing.
A taped recording of a police interview with the Baden-Clays' second daughter is now being played for the court.
The little girl was in tears as she spoke of her missing mother to two detectives from the Child Protection Investigation Unit at Indooroopilly police station about 4pm on April 20, 2012.
She said her mother sang Away in a Manger as she tucked her into bed the previous night.
Mr Baden-Clay wiped tears from his eyes as he watched the video recording from the dock in the court.
The Baden-Clays' eldest daughter told police she woke early on the morning her mother disappeared.
Her father said her mother had gone for her usual morning walk, but hadn't returned.
She said her parents had put her to bed the night before about 6.30pm.
There had been nothing usual about the previous night, she said.
She began crying as she spoke about her missing mother.
Gerard Baden-Clay wiped his eyes with a handkerchief as he watched the tape.
The court will now watch a video recording of an interview with the Baden-Clays' eldest daughter on the day her mother went missing, April 20, 2012.
The Baden-Clays have three children.
Ms Mollah said she became aware of Mr Baden-Clay's affair and told Mrs Baden-Clay in September 2011.
"On the day that I told her she said she was going to talk to Gerard," Ms Mollah said.
Mrs Baden-Clay later called Ms Mollah to say Mr Baden-Clay had admitted to having an affair with his employee Toni McHugh.
Ms Mollah said Mrs Baden-Clay had demanded her husband end the affair and end Ms McHugh's employment at his real estate agency.Back to top
The 14th witness to take the stand is Wendy Elizabeth Mollah.
Her son attended Brookfield State School with the Baden-Clays' eldest daughter.
She often caught up for lunch with Allison Baden-Clay. "I would go over to her place, or she would come over to ours for a swim with the children," she said.
Ms Mollah described Mrs Baden-Clay as a "wonderful mother".
"She was a wonderful, wonderful mother," she said.
The 13th witness to take the stand was hairdresser Monique Waymouth.
She coloured Mrs Baden-Clay's hair at Epic Hair Designs at Kenmore Plaza on April 19 at 4pm.
"She seemed a little bit stressed when she came in and then she was quiet," Ms Waymouth said.
"She wasn't very talkative."
The 12th witness to take the stand was Kate Louise Rankin who worked as a property manager for Mr Baden-Clay's Century 21 real estate agency at Taringa.
She was due to attend a Real Estate Institute of Queensland conference with Mrs Baden-Clay on Friday April 20, 2012.
Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing that morning.
Ms Rankin said she had been aware of Mr Baden-Clay's affair with Toni McHugh for some months before Mr Baden-Clay told her of it personally.
Under cross-examination from defence counsel Michael Byrne, QC, Ms Rankin said Mr Baden-Clay had been a "good boss".
"He was always very pleasant with me," she said.
The 11th witness to take the stand was Elizabeth Scully, who worked as a property maintenance manager at Mr Baden-Clay's Century 21 real estate agency.
She told the court she too became aware of Mr Baden-Clay's affair with her colleague Toni McHugh in late 2011.
It was around the same time Ms McHugh left the real estate agency and Mrs Baden-Clay began working four days a week at the agency.
The tenth witness Gabrielle Cadioli has taken the stand.
Ms Cadioli worked at Gerard Baden-Clay's real estate agency from April 2011. She became aware that Mr Baden-Clay had been having an affair with her colleague Toni McHugh later that year.
Ms Cadioli recalled learning that Allison Baden-Clay was missing on Friday, April 20, 2012. She also recalled receiving a text message from Mr Baden-Clay the following day.
The message read: "We pray she will come home soon."Back to top
Court has resumed.
The ninth witness to take the stand Karen Nielsen told the court Allison Baden-Clay was a doting and loving mother.
The court has adjourned for lunch.
The trial will resume at 2.30pm.
The court has heard ...
- Forensic pathologist Dr Nathan Milne could not determine the cause of Allison Baden-Clay's death;
- There were no obvious injuries on Mrs Baden-Clay's body to suggest she had fallen to her death from the Kholo Creek bridge;
- Mrs Baden-Clay suffered depression after the birth of her first daughter and had been prescribed the anti-depressant Zoloft;
- The level of Zoloft in her system was above the recommended therapeutic level. But the level of the drug may have been elevated due to the process of decomposition;
- Mrs Baden-Clay appeared "fine and happy" on the day she disappeared. She dropped her three daughters at school and discussed volunteering at the Mothers' Day stall the next month.
Mrs Christ said she was aware that Mrs Baden-Clay had suffered depression after the birth of her first daughter.
"She struggled with depression," Mrs Christ said.
Mrs Christ said Mrs Baden-Clay was concerned about the impact of her anxiety on her children.
"She was concerned she had created anxiety in them," she said.
The court heard Mrs Baden-Clay spent a lot of time on the couch after the birth of her first child.
"Gerard stayed at home for quite a long period to be there and support Allison," Mrs Christ said.
In late 2011, Mrs Baden-Clay was due to drive her eldest daughters to a school camp about 40 minutes from their Brookfield home. But Mrs Baden-Clay called Mrs Christ days before the camp to say she could not drive because she was taking anti-depressants which were making her feel nauseous and dizzy.
Mrs Christ said she was also aware that Mrs Baden-Clay was concerned about her weight.
Mrs Christ last saw Mrs Baden-Clay on the day she disappeared.
The two mothers discussed putting their names on the Mother's Day stall. Mrs Baden-Clay also told Mrs Christ about the recent birth of her nephew "and she was very excited about that".
"Were you aware that Allison desperately wanted a male child?" defence counsel Michael Byrne asked.
Mrs Christ said she was not aware of that.
"She seemed fine and she seemed happy," Mrs Christ said.Back to top