The husband of murdered Queensland woman Linda Reed has revealed his pain and anguish of not being able to become a father nearly four decades after her heinous killing. Brisbane Supreme Court was told O’Meara, now 54, had received a life sentence for murdering a second woman in 1985. She said Ms Reed was killed by “drowning, smothering, suffocation or strangulation” by O’Meara. The court was told O’Meara received a life sentence for murdering a second woman, Vanessa O’Brien, in eerily similar circumstances in 1985. The court was told O’Meara wanted to care for his 80-year-old mother, who was in a nursing home, and his cancer-stricken stepfather.