Trial date set for Jill Meagher accused

Adrian Bayley case over murder in Melbourne to begin in September

A date has been set for the trial of the man accused of killing Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last year.

A date has been set for the trial of the man accused of killing Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last year.

Mon, Mar 25, 2013, 07:57

A date has been set for the trial of the man accused of killing Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last year.

A trial start date of September 30th was set for Adrian Ernest Bayley who appeared by videolink before Victoria Supreme Court in Australia yesterday.

The trial date was set by Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle and is expected to last between two and three weeks.

Mr Bailey has pleaded not guilty to her murder but admitted one charge of rape of Ms Meagher (29).

She was last seen alive in the early hours of September 22nd last year after leaving a gathering of work colleagues in a pub in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.

The last recorded images of her were taken from a CCTV system from inside a shop as she was walking the short distance home after leaving her colleagues from the ABC television network.

Some five days later her body was discovered in a shallow grave at Gisborne South, about 30km from where she vanished.

Police arrested Mr Bayley and later found Ms Meagher’s body after recorded images were released.