THE five people charged in connection with the murder of Glen Innes man Adrian Trevett will reappear at Newcastle Supreme Court over the next couple of weeks.
They appeared at the court yesterday to receive dates for trial into the 62-year-old greengrocer’s death.
Karen Dawson, her son Mathew Aquilina, and David Comber stood accused on murder charges while Kristin Weston and Deborah Grant, of Casino, have been charged with being accessories after the fact.
The three accused of his murder last appeared at Sydney Supreme Court in March and have remained in custody.
Weston and Grant have been out on bail and are next listed to appear at court on Tuesday, August 28.
Police have alleged that Dawson, of Glen Innes, lured Mr Trevett into a trap and was then murdered by her, Aquilina and Comber.
Dawson and Aquilina will next stand trial on Monday, August 27, while Comber will appear again tomorrow regarding a separate trial application.
Mr Trevett went missing after riding his bike to the Gibraltar Summit in October, 2010.
An emotional plea by Mr Trevett’s family and an ongoing New England police investigation into his death led to his body being found at Sandy Hill Creek, near Tenterfield, on January 2, 2011.
Days later, the five accused were arrested.
In other NSW Supreme Court news yesterday, a 23-year-old Narrabri man appeared at Sydney to answer to charges of murder and the aggravated sexual assault of a three-year-old boy in 2010.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, underwent a mental health fitness inquiry which will continue today.
The man is accused of raping the young boy and then killing him at a Narrabri home in September, 2010.
The child had been airlifted to Sydney with serious head injuries following the incident but later died.
It is understood the accused man has been in a unit for intellectually disabled people in jail.