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Baden-Clay applying for bail

Gerard Baden-Clay
Gerard Baden-Clay

GERARD Baden-Clay will remain behind bars at least until next week when he will apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

The father of three is charged with murdering his 43-year-old wife Allison at their Brookfield home on April 19.

He is further charged with interfering with her corpse at Kholo Creek on the same day.

Baden-Clay's defence lawyer Darren Mahony, submitted the bail application on Thursday afternoon.

 

11.40am: Accused maintains innocence

THE lawyer for Gerard Baden-Clay says his client maintains his innocence.

Baden-Clay appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning for the first time charged with the murder of his wife Allison.

He is also charged with interfering with a corpse.

Mr Baden-Clay allegedly reported Allison missing on April 20 after she went for a walk and did not return home.

Her body was found in a creek in Anstead 10 days later.

In court this morning, Magistrate Liz Hall adjourned the matter to July 9.

Baden-Clay's lawyer, Darren Mahony spoke briefly to reporters outside of court just before 11am.

"Mr Baden-Clay maintains his innocence," he said.

"The next step is to apply for bail in the Supreme Court."

Mr Mahony would not say when the bail application would be made.

 

10.45am: Gerard to provide DNA sample

GERARD Baden-Clay has appeared for a second time in the Brisbane Magistrates court this morning.

At 10:30am, the police prosecutor made an application to get a DNA sample from Baden-Clay.

Baden-Clay's legal team consented to the application.

The case will come before the court again on July 9.

 

10am: Husband faces court on murder charge

GERARD Baden Clay has made his first court appearance this morning charged with murdering his wife Allison.

Dressed in a neatly pressed shirt and dark slacks, Baden Clay wore a blank expression and stared directly at the magistrate.

He did not turn to look at the public gallery, which was packed with media.

His lawyer asked for an adjournment.

Magistrate Liz Hall adjourned the matter to July 9.

Baden-Clay was only in the dock of the Brisbane Magistrates Court for 30 seconds before he was led out to the watch house.

The father of three's lawyers are expected to make a bail application in the Supreme Court.

Media are currently waiting outside the court for Baden-Clay's lawyer.

Allison Baden-Clay was reported missing on April 20.

Her body was found on the bank of a creek at Anstead 11 days later.

 

Overnight: Gerard Baden-Clay charged

ALLISON Baden-Clay's husband Gerard has been charged with her murder almost two months after he reported her missing.

Police went to Mr Baden-Clay's real estate office yesterday afternoon and took him to Indooroopilly police station.

After several hours of questioning at the station, police charged the 41-year-old with the murder of his 43-year-old wife.

He was spirited out the back door of the police station to avoid waiting media and was driven to the Brisbane watch house.

He is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Mr Baden-Clay's lawyer said his client was "devastated" and he would "vigorously defend the charges."

Police thanked the media and public for their help during the investigation and asked them to "respect the privacy of the family and friends of Mrs Baden-Clay during this difficult period".

The couple's children were taken to another police station to wait for Allison's parents Geoff and Priscilla, who now live on the Gold Coast, to collect them.

The discovery of Allison Baden-Clay's body in Kholo Creek on April 30 devastated her friends and family.

The former Ipswich woman's death shocked all who knew the mother of three in her home suburb of Brookfield and in Ipswich, where she was raised.

Allison grew up in Ipswich, living with her parents, sister and brother in Redbank, where neighbours fondly remember her.

She was farewelled on May 11 by family and friends in her home town with a mixture of sorrow and happy memories.

Hundreds packed St Paul's Anglican Church in Ipswich while many more watched the funeral service on a big screen outside.

Allison's elder sister Vanessa and younger brother Ashley delivered the eulogy with Vanessa saying Allison's life had been filled with love and laughter.

After the service, the hearse carrying Allison's coffin went through two guards of honour, one formed by Ipswich Girls' Grammar School students and the other by officers from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

The second guard of honour was for her father Geoff Dickie, who is a retired firefighter and the first guard of honour was from Allison's former school.

Allison was vice-head girl at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School and late last month her family announced it was raising money to send her daughters there.

After she finished school, Allison travelled before returning home to study at the University of Queensland.

She was made the manager of the Ipswich branch of Flight Centre and made it the most profitable in the state.

From Ipswich, she headed back to Brisbane to take the role of Flight Centre's Queensland manager for human resources.

A year later, the then 27-year-old was promoted to global human resources manager.

During this time, Allison and Gerard met and they were married in 1997.

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