A Queensland woman, who claimed she was attacked with a knife by her de facto partner before his death, admitted faking being kidnapped and assaulted years earlier, a court has heard.
Lindy Yvonne Williams, 60, is on trial in Brisbane Supreme Court for the September 2013 murder of George Gerbic, whose torso was found burning on the side of a road near Gympie.
The jury was shown a 2007 Woman's Day article titled "I survived a crazed stalker" in which Williams claimed she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man in army fatigues.
She was quoted in the article as saying she was cut multiple times by her assailant.
But her long-time friend Janice Brennan testified Williams was "verging on hysterical" when she confessed she had fabricated the story and had cut herself.
Williams, 60, has claimed her de facto partner hit his head on a kitchen benchtop after slipping on blood from a cut on her arm he had inflicted as she tried to defend herself during a fight in their home.
After seeing Mr Gerbic slip, Williams claimed she locked herself in a bedroom, emerging the next day to see him on the kitchen floor.
She told police she left and returned two days later to find his body missing its head, legs and hands wrapped in plastic in a bathroom.
She has denied cutting up his body and said she did not know who did.
Forensic pathologist Nadine Forde also gave evidence that Mr Gerbic's head, legs and hands appeared cut off with a power saw.
Police found DNA matching Mr Gerbic's on an electric saw dumped on the Sunshine Coast and Dr Forde said it could have caused the "fine grooves" in his bones.
The rest of his remains have not been found.
The trial will continue on Monday.