Murder case a step closer to court hearing

AFTER almost two years on remand, accused killer Brian Frederick Pearson's murder case could soon have its day in court.

Pearson is accused of killing his wife Delareece Ann McKellar, 35, whose body was found at the couple's then home in Doneley St, Oakey, on June 26, 2011.

It is believed she had been stabbed.

Pearson, 34, made a brief appearance before Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

He sat quietly in the dock as his solicitor Dan Habermann asked for a one week adjournment.

It was expected that at his client's next court appearance the murder and associated charges would be sent to the higher court by way of full hand-up committal, he said.

Pearson has been held in custody since his arrest in June, 2011, and has not as yet been required to enter any plea to the charges.

Acting Magistrate Roger Stark remanded Pearson in custody and adjourned the matter to April 3.

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