Murder accused in court
AS he was given another adjournment in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday, murder-accused Bowan Taylor Wade sat expressionless and handcuffed in the dock.
The 18-year-old Wade is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Sal Callow, who was found dead in Stanthorpe on August 10.
His defence counsel, Philip Crook, who was acting as the agent for Legal Aid Brisbane, yesterday asked Magistrate Anne Thacker for an adjournment until January as his client was still waiting on part of the police brief.
“My client is quite happy to have a lengthy adjournment, even up to six months,” Mr Crook told the court.
However Magistrate Thacker urged the need to progress the matter.
“The court must follow due process; this is getting too old,” she said.
Magistrate Thacker did adjourn the matter to the Warwick Magistrates Court on January 27. Mr Crook asked if possible, Wade would not have to travel back to Warwick from the prison he was being held at if the matter was not ready to proceed.
However Magistrate Thacker said the court system would not work that way.
Wade’s address was listed as Stanthorpe when he appeared yesterday and he was remanded in custody.