Three stand accused over murder
THREE people accused of murdering Maryborough man Noel Allan Clark will appear in court today for committal proceedings.
Yesterday was the first appearance in the Maryborough Magistrates Court for the woman alleged to have taken part in his murder.
Dianna Gay Wright sat in the dock alongside co-accused Byron Naylor.
A third co-accused, Graeme Kenneth Wright, sat in the jury box of the upstairs courtroom, guarded by a police officer.
The three have been in custody in the Maryborough watch-house since being transported from Brisbane prisons late last week.
Several boxes of evidence and exhibits were piled on the bar table ready to be tendered to the Magistrate yesterday, but were taken back to the prosecution's office.
A handful of witnesses were sent home after the committal was adjourned until this morning.
Barristers Damian Walsh, Callum Cassidy and Rob East all agreed they needed time to review the evidence after being handed copies of phone records yesterday morning.
The lawyers argued the phone records were vital pieces of evidence and could impact on which witnesses would be called during the committal.
Magistrate John Smith said it was “totally inappropriate” that counsel had been provided with the material at the last minute.
About 20 witnesses have been summoned to appear during the proceedings.
Police allege Mr Clark was murdered on or about May 25 last year.
Wright, Wright and Naylor have all been charged with murder.
Ms Wright has also been charged with interfering with a corpse.