Box­ing Day death charge

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

A DUNCRAIG man charged with mur­der­ing an­other man at a north­ern suburbs home on Box­ing Day will re­main in cus­tody for an­other 11 weeks.

Ja­son John Burt (39) ap­peared in the Stir­ling Gar­dens Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day via video link from Hakea Prison.

He has been charged with mur­der after an al­ter­ca­tion at a Duncraig home.

Po­lice were called to the Daval­lia Road home about 10pm on De­cem­ber 26 after they re­ceived re­ports of a fight be­tween two men, who they al­leged were known to each other but not re­lated.

A 68-year-old Duncraig man was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal after the in­ci­dent but died soon after.

Mr Burt’s lawyer said this was the ac­cused’s first time in this court after his first ap­pear­ance at Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court on De­cem­ber 28.

The prose­cu­tor said the State would be ap­ply­ing to ad­journ the mat­ter to March, which Mr Burt’s lawyer did not ob­ject to.

Regis­trar Natalie Whitby ad­journed the mat­ter to March 27 for men­tion only and said Mr Burt would be re­manded in cus­tody un­til then.

“I un­der­stand, Your Hon­our,” Mr Burt said.

The Daval­lia Road prop­erty is also be­lieved to be linked to a pre­vi­ous mur­der 18 years ago by a dif­fer­ent man who lived at the ad­dress.

In 2000, a man who was rent­ing a granny flat at the back of the prop­erty blud­geoned to death his for­mer girl­friend – a mother-oftwo – in her Hamer­s­ley home.

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