Second man charged over murder
A second man has been charged with the alleged murder of Christopher Quirk, 41, in a Vera Street Corowa residence on Saturday, March 10.
Heath Kevin Parkinson, 33, appeared in the Albury Local Court on Thursday, March 29. No application for bail was made.
Magistrate Rodney Brender adjourned the matter for a further mention in Albury on May 14, after hearing from defence solicitor Camille McKay.
Mr Brender ordered that a Brief of Evidence in relation to Parkinson’s single charge of murder, to which he has not entered a plea, be completed by May 10.
Mr Quirk died after allegedly being stabbed with a knife and being hit with a baseball bat.
Adam Dennis Coats, 43, faced court two days later charged with Mr Quirk’s murder.
He is alleged to have intervened in a fight between Mr Quirk and Parkinson.
Parkinson was also injured in a ‘melee-style affray’ according to Murray River Detective Inspector Winston Woodward. He was taken to Albury hospital with stab wounds to his stomach, chest and shoulder, and has been released from hospital into police custody.
“He did undergo extensive surgery,” Inspector Woodward said. “All parties are known to each other.
“We have our understanding of the motives behind it. There could be several motives as to the reason why.”