Mushroom chef Erin Patterson: Cops reveal computer find in dramatic police raids on her Leongatha home – as murder accused faces court for the first time

Computers and other electronic equipment seized from Erin Patterson’s home will be relied upon in an effort to convict of three murders, a court has heard. 

Patterson appeared in the LaTrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Friday where she heard she will be kept behind bars until at least May next year. 

The court heard much of the case will centre on the alleged killer’s computer data, with specialised dogs used in a raid upon her Leongatha home on Thursday. 

Erin Patterson appeared in court on Friday

Erin Patterson appeared in court on Friday

Patterson made no attempt at bail, with Magistrate Tim Walsh telling the alleged killer he had no power to grant it even if she had applied. 

Her lawyer, Bill Doogue, approached his client shortly before the hearing began to explain her immediate fate. 

The experienced lawyer is expected to make an application for bail over the coming weeks.

Patterson appeared dishevelled as she appeared in court for the very first time. 

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