Man denied bail over his role in murder of missing Bathurst man

Man denied bail over his role in murder of missing Bathurst man

A man who was allegedly involved as an accessory to the murder of missing Bathurst man, Andrew Russell, has been refused bail in Bathurst local court.

Kieran Moore appeared for a committal hearing yesterday before magistrate Bruce Williams, where it was determined that a jury would find Moore guilty of assisting with the disposal of a body, rather than of murder.

Mr Williams says he had reached this ruling in the knowledge that Tony Simmons would be found guilty of murdering Mr Russell. 

Moore has subsequently been charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder, to which he pled not guilty.

Immediately following the determination, Moore’s barrister John Stratton presented a bail application, saying the Crown’s case was not overwhelming

Mr Stratton has cited a lack of forensic evidence, and his client’s willingness to cooperate with police conditions.

But Mr Williams has refused the application on the grounds of community safety, and has set Moore to appear with Simmons before the Sydney Supreme Court on May 2, 2014.

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