Accused killer fronts court

April 20, 2023 8:48 pm in by

Magistrates Court

Campania man James Kenneth Austin has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jacqui Purton by running her over with a car at a Native Corners Road property in March.

The mother-of-four died from fatal injuries at the scene.

Its alleged a police family violence order was in place against the 38-year-old accused at the time.

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Chief Magiatrate Catherine Geason remanded Austin in custody until June 14 for a Supreme Court appearance and eventual trial

He’ll also answer separate driving and drugs charges dating back to November on June 19.