Date Set For Jill Meagher Murder Accused

The man accused of the rape and murder of Louth woman Jill Meagher will stand trial from September 30.

41-year-old Adrian Ernest Bayley appeared, via video link from a Melbourne prison, in Victoria Supreme court for a brief hearing.

He has pleaded guilty to raping Ms Meagher, but denies a murder charge and two other counts of rape.

Ms Meagher, who worked for Australian broadcaster ABC, went missing in the Brunswick area of Melbourne during a night out last September.

Mr Bayley allegedly raped and strangled the 29-year-old in a lane before going home to get his car, and then returning to place her body in the boot.

Her body was discovered six days later in a shallow grave on the outskirts of the city.

The trial is expected to run for between two and three weeks, with up to 25 witnesses to be called.


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