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A bomb in the brothers’ murders in Mexico
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A bomb in the brothers’ murders in Mexico

The alleged ringleader accused of murdering two Australian brothers and their American friend confessed to his girlfriend that he killed the trio as it is revealed she has become a key witness for the prosecution.

The surprising twist could be revealed as Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota, one of three Mexican nationals charged with the murders of Callum and Jake Robinson and their American friend Jack Carter Rhoad, stood before a court in Ensenada.

Both the Robinson brothers and Mr. Rhoad were killed in what prosecutors said was a botched carjacking while they were surfing in Baja California last month.

Ari Gisel García Cota, 23, testified before a court in Ensenada.Ari Gisel García Cota, 23, testified before a court in Ensenada.

Ari Gisel García Cota, 23, testified before a court in Ensenada.

Gerardo’s girlfriend Ari Gisel García Cota and another man, Cristian Alejandro García, have also been charged in the trio’s deaths.

Details of the case were revealed on Ben Fordham’s 2GB radio slot on Thursday morning – including how Ari Gisel told the court that Gerardo had confessed to shooting all three men.

Nine News correspondent Alison Piotrowski, who was present in the courtroom, told the program on Thursday that Ari Gisel had become a key witness in the prosecution case.

She said Ms Gisel had claimed that Gerardo – also known as “El Kekas”, a slang term for quesadilla – had said he had “spilled three gingos” at the time of the murder.

On Wednesday local time, one of the suspects, Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota, stood in court in Ensenada as his girlfriend took the stand for the prosecution.

Also known as El Kekas – a slang term for quesadilla – Gerardo is said to have confessed to the murders to his girlfriend Ari Gisel García Cota.

Ari Gisel reportedly asked what he meant and said Gerardo told her, “I killed them.”

The burnt out ute is believed to have belonged to the missing men.The burnt out ute is believed to have belonged to the missing men.

The burnt out ute is believed to have belonged to the missing men.

The exchange is said to have taken place on April 27, the weekend Jake, Callum and Mr. Rhoad planned to split their time between camping and surfing around Baja California.

Ms Piotrowski told 2GB in her testimony, Ms Gisel told the court how Gerardo took her outside to view his car, which now sported the tires stolen from the three holidaymakers.

The 23-year-old fled the house shortly afterwards and stayed with her mother, where she was arrested in possession of the victims’ phones and an unspecified amount of illegal drugs.

Gerardo was charged with forcible kidnapping and denied bail. He did not enter a plea and will return to court on November 10. His charge is expected to be upgraded to murder as the investigation continues.

Brothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were charged in the deaths of Callum and Jake Robinson and American Jack Carter Rhoad.Brothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were charged in the deaths of Callum and Jake Robinson and American Jack Carter Rhoad.

Brothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were charged in the deaths of Callum and Jake Robinson and American Jack Carter Rhoad.

After her arrest, Ms Gisel said she would help with the investigation to support her four-year-old daughter, the court heard. Gerardo is said to have physically and mentally abused Ms Gisel.

The third suspect is Gerardo’s brother Cristian Alejandro García.

The bodies of Callum, Jake and Mr Rhoad were reportedly hidden in a 30ft deep pit covered with planks near their campsite.

Parents Martin and Debra Robinson have formally identified their sons’ bodies.

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Jake and Callum Robinson with parents Martin and Debra.