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Jayde's alleged killer to remain behind bars

MURDERED: Jayde Amanda Kendall.
MURDERED: Jayde Amanda Kendall. Contributed

THE man accused of murdering Gatton teen Jayde Amanda Kendall has had his matter mentioned briefly in court.

Lockyer Waters man Brenden Jacob Bennetts, 19, was charged with Miss Kendall's murder following the discovery of her body earlier this year.

He has also been charged with interfering with a corpse.

Mr Bennetts legal representative told Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday the brief of evidence was still incomplete and there were 25 items still outstanding.

She sought an eight week adjournment which the Crown did not oppose.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess adjourned the matter until May 18.

Miss Kendall, 16, was last seen on August 14, 2015 getting into a red Toyota Corolla outside Lockyer District High School.

She was reported missing the following day, sparking a highly-publicised police search across the region.

Her body was found 13 days later, dumped in a paddock off Allens Rd, Upper Tenthill, following a tip-off.

Mr Bennetts has not applied for bail and remains in custody at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre at Wacol.

Topics:  brenden bennetts, court, crime, ipswich, ipswich crime, jayde kendall




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