The sister of a man who was murdered when he was bashed and dumped in a wheelie bin in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has told his killer she hopes he never has a “moment’s peace” after treating her brother like a “piece of rubbish”.

Daniel Gordon Bremner, 46, was charged over the death of a disability pensioner who he had been living with.

The 53-year-old’s body was found at the Wingfield rubbish dump on December 21, 2021 — four days after he was last seen. 

The victim’s sister said the killer had taken advantage of her brother’s generosity.

The woman, who can not be named because the victim’s identity has been suppressed, refused to say the killer’s name during her victim impact statement.

She accused him of not only killing her brother but prematurely causing the deaths of her parents. 

“Imagine two frail pensioners who have lived their lives in peace receiving news just before Christmas that their child had been murdered and shoved in a bin like he was a piece of rubbish,” she said.

“The worry and stress of trying to digest his violent and traumatic demise was too much for their broken hearts to process.

“As a family we are sure that the subsequent exacerbation of their illness and death were precipitated by the constant distress that this event caused.

The victim’s sister says the killer had taken advantage of her brother’s generosity.(ABC News: Che Chorley)

“We know that their premature deaths are as a result of your actions.”

The court heard that Bremner had been homeless and mentally ill for much of his adult life before the victim allowed him to move into his Hectorville home.

“Most people would’ve been able to see the evil of the perpetrator, my brother just saw someone who needed help,” she said.

“He was kind, funny, caring, he was full of empathy and he extended help to anyone that needed it, unfortunately that kindness would ultimately lead to his death.”

‘We will never forgive you’

During the trial, prosecutor Jim Pearce KC told the Supreme Court that Bremner used the victim’s credit card to buy items including groceries and cigarettes on the day his body was found.

The trial also heard evidence from a former cellmate of Bremner, who said that the accused had told him he wanted to kill the victim because he thought he was a paedophile — a belief that police confirmed was unfounded.

The victim’s sister said she and her family had been given some peace by the jury finding Bremner guilty of murder in February but added that they would never forgive him.

“This callous murderer … sat in our brother’s home, ate his food, spent his money and casually watched the cricket, knowing full well what he had done, all while my brother’s body was bleeding in a bin,” she said.

“We can not comprehend such evil. We will never forgive you.”

The victim’s sister thanked police and prosecutors for delivering justice for her brother.

Bremner will return to court for sentencing on April 18.