PROSECUTORS will press aheadwith a murder charge against Young man Nathan Blundell after rejecting his representations.
Blundell, 24, is accused of acting in concert with now 21-year-old Owen Fuller in the murder of 33-year-old Corey Power at Young on August 29, 2013.
Fuller has pleaded guilty to Mr Power’s murder and will be sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court on a date to be fixed.
Blundell’s case has been on hold for more than three months while the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been considering defence representations.
The nature of the representations are not known.
In Wagga Local Court on Wednesday, defence barrister Michael King told magistrate Erin Kennedy he had “finally” received a response to the representations.
Crown solicitor Rennae Gee expanded on the comment.
“Your honour, the matter is to proceed,” Ms Gee said.
Mr King then asked for an adjournment.
“We need to get some instructions from Mr Blundell, we only learnt about this yesterday,” he said.
Ms Kennedy granted an adjournment until March 30.
“Do you anticipate it will be a committal for trial or sentence?” she asked Mr King.
“Yes, your honour,” he replied.
Blundell is also charged with being an accessory beforethe fact of murder, stealing a motor vehicle and aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence.
Representations by Fuller’s brother, Thomas Charles McGill,have also been rejected.
He is charged with being an accessory after Mr Power’smurder and being an accessory after Fuller robbeda Young service station at knifepointnine days before Mr Power’s murder.
Thosecharges havealso been laid against McGill’s partner Tamsin Paul andFuller’s mother, Annette Allen.
All threecases were adjourned to March 23.
Fuller bashed Mr Power almost beyond recognition with a tomahawk after two men –one of them Owen Fuller –came to Mr Powerwith stolen goods which he sold without giving them a cent.
He was found dying on Wombat Street by a woman taking her dogs for a walk.
Fuller was charged with murder in February last year after being extradited from Queensland and his co-accused were charged shortly afterwards.
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