Alleged axe murderer faces an Australian court

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Media waiting outside Wagga Wagga Local Court
Image: Robert Myers.

A 69-year-old man who allegedly killed his wife, two grandchildren and seriously injured his daughter, faced Wagga Wagga Local Court via video-link from the Junee Correctional Centre.

Prosecutor Chris Murnane requested that future dates be set at Orange Local Court, but Magistrate Anthony Murray denied the request, stating that the case would stay at Wagga Wagga before moving to Cowra Local Court at a future date.

The court case has been adjourned until August 25 to give time for the prosecution to finalise its brief of evidence. On that date, the accused is due to reappear in Wagga Wagga Local Court via video-link. He has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.