FORMER bush fugitive Malcolm Naden told a psychiatrist he was a "serial killer" who had murdered three other people and had dreamed of killing since he was aged 12, a Sydney court has heard.
Naden, 39, has pleaded guilty to the 2005 murders of Lateesha Nolan and Kristy Scholes, both 24. In his sentencing hearing at the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday, forensic psychiatrist David Greenberg said Naden had told him during an examination that he had killed three other people.
"He told you he was a serial killer?" Naden's barrister Mark Ierace, SC, asked.
"Yes," Professor Greenberg replied.
The court heard that when police followed up on the allegations, there were no missing persons that fitted the descriptions Naden gave.
Professor Greenberg said when he spoke to Naden again last month and asked him about these "confessions", Naden laughed and said he'd lied.
The professor said Naden was at "high risk" of reoffending.
"You have a person who has pleaded guilty to two murders, who has a history of violence prior to that, who reports that he started having fantasies of killing since he was 12 years old," Professor Greenberg said.
"He states that he will kill again and that his killing days are not over."
Earlier in the proceedings, Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi, QC, sought a non-publication order on a number of details on the murders, describing them as "graphic", "offensive" and "distressing".
In addition to the two women's murder, Naden has also pleaded guilty to a raft of other charges, including indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl and attempted murder of a police officer.
The former abattoir worker went on the run in 2005 - days after Ms Scholes was discovered strangled in the bedroom of his grandparents' house at Dubbo.
Five months earlier, his cousin, Ms Nolan, had gone missing in Dubbo.
Her body has never been found. His capture last year in the Hunter Valley marked the end of one of the state's biggest manhunts.
The court heard that after his arrest Naden appeared "cheerful", but later displayed signs of depression, threatening harm on himself and others.
Mr Ierace said shortly after his arrest, Naden told prison psychologists he wished he could cry and he was glad when the police dog bit him during his capture because it allowed him to "feel some pain".
The court heard Naden had told Professor Greenberg he wanted life in jail.
A statement of facts tendered to court yesterday revealed how Naden killed Ms Nolan and Ms Scholes.
Naden told police that on January 4, 2005 he had a "chance meeting" with his cousin Ms Nolan at their grandparents' house.
She then offered him a lift so he could go fishing.
But whilst in the car, Naden became enraged when Ms Nolan brought up the allegations of indecent assault against him.
He strangled her and then drove to Butlers Falls reserve outside Dubbo.
It is alleged it was there where he dug a hole beside Macquarie River and dismembered her body.
Months later in June 2005, the facts state, Naden strangled Ms Scholes in his grandparents' bathroom. He then took her body into his bedroom and had sexual intercourse with it.
"The offender dressed the deceased, covered her body and fled from the house," the statement says.
The hearing in Sydney before Justice Derek Price continues.