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Oakey man charged with murder seeks a court trial

CASE ADJOURNED: The case against murder accused Brian Frederick Pearson has been adjourned in Toowoomba Magistrates Court.
CASE ADJOURNED: The case against murder accused Brian Frederick Pearson has been adjourned in Toowoomba Magistrates Court. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

OAKEY man Brian Frederick Pearson who is accused of killing his wife appeared briefly before Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

Pearson, 34, is charged with the murder of Delareece Ann McKellar, 35, whose body was found at the couple's home in Donely St, Oakey, on June 26, 2011.

It is believed Ms McKellar had been stabbed a number of times.

At the last mention of the matter, the court heard it was envisaged the case would go before the Mental Health Court.

However, solicitor Kevin Rose, for Pearson, said his client didn't want to go down that path and preferred to take the murder charge to trial.

Mr Rose said a barrister was to be briefed in the case and asked for an adjournment to prepare for a possible committal hearing with cross examination of witnesses.

Pearson has not as yet been required to enter any plea to the charge.

Magistrate Damian Carroll adjourned the case for mention back in the same court on March 25 and remanded Pearson in custody.

Topics:  murder, oakey, toowoomba court




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