DNA results requested for case still three months away

OUTSTANDING DNA requested for the matter involving a fatal armed robbery is still three months away.

The three men accused over the death of Tyrone Michael Baynton appeared in the Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday via video link.

North Mackay man Joshua Don Francis Wales, 24, is accused of murder, entering a dwelling with intent while armed and armed robbery with actual violence in company.

Mala Owen Geissler, 29, faces the same three charges as Wales. Geissler is further charged with assault occasioning bodily harm while armed/in company, receiving tainted property and entering a premise and committing an indictable offence.

North Mackay man Jeremy Kenneth Abell, 26 is charged with manslaughter, armed robbery with actual violence in company and entering a dwelling with intent.

Mr Bayton was fatally stabbed in the neck at a North Mackay residence on October 11 last year.

Mr Geissler was taken into custody three weeks after the incident.

The court was told DNA testing couldn't occur for three months. The resulted had been requested as part of the brief of evidence.

Magistrate Damien Dwyer directed the brief of evidence would be due on April 29. Matters were adjourned to June 2 for a committal mention.

All three accused were remanded in custody to appear via video link.



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