ACCUSED murderer and former bush fugitive Malcolm Naden has been charged with breaking into Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo during his seven years on the run.
The new offence of break and enter was added to Naden’s list of other charges by prosecutor Kate Nightingale at Sydney’s Central Local Court yesterday.
Naden was allegedly sighted at the zoo in December 2005, forcing authorities to close it.
It is alleged he broke into the residence of a zoo employee before evading police for several years until his capture in March.
The court also heard Naden may enter a plea to a charge of aggravated indecent assault when he appears in the same court on November 13.
The court has previously heard Naden is mentally ill, a condition that continues, the court heard yesterday.
Naden has previously been charged with the 2005 murders of his cousin Lateesha Nolan and Kristy Scholes.
He is also charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl and the attempted murder of a police officer at Nowendoc in December 2011 during a search of remote bushland.