A CONCRETER accused of murdering a fellow employee near Wee Waa last year has had his case adjourned in the supreme court.
Patrick Allan Boon’s case was briefly mentioned in the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney as the defence and Crown determine a location and length for the murder trial.
Boon was scheduled to enter a plea in his arraignment but the case was adjourned by Justice Elizabeth Fullerton.
Boon made no application for bail during the appearance and it was formally refused by Justice Fullerton.
The case will return to court in Sydney in September.
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Boon was committed to stand trial in Moree Local Court in April on one charge of murdering Fred Tuffs near Wee Waa on June 13, last year.
Mr Tuffs, 57, was allegedly attacked by Boon with a wrench and a sledgehammer at the worksite off Culgoora Road at Wee Waa, where they were both working.
Boon was initially charged with wounding with intent to murder, but his charges were upgraded to murder a day later after Mr Tuffs died in hospital from massive head injuries.
Boon and Mr Tuffs, both concreting contractors, were working on the new $41 million Cotton Seed Distributors development.
The pair, who both were contracted for work for Queensland-based company, Boodles Concreting, were at the building site, operated by Richard Crookes Constructions.