Man accused of Spear Creek murders will fight the charges, lawyer says

Posted April 13, 2019 09:10:11

The man charged with a cold case triple murder near Mount Isa in north-west Queensland will fight the charges, his lawyer says.

Bruce John Preston, from Goulburn in regional New South Wales, had his matter mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

Mr Preston, 63, was charged over the deaths of Karen Edwards, Tim Thomson and Gordon Twaddle yesterday.

They were found shot dead in bushland at Spear Creek in October 1978.

Lawyer Russell Pearce appeared on Mr Preston’s behalf in court this morning.

The accused was remanded in custody and could not apply for bail.

Outside court, Mr Pearce said he had not had a chance to see Mr Preston this morning.

“He will be fighting the charges,” he said.

“I can’t make any further comment.”

The matter will return to court on May 20, 2019.

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