Accused murderer’s flatmate faces court in Tweed

CRAIGE Michael Morton, who was living at the same home as the alleged murderer of Tony McGrath, faced Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday charged with stalking and destroying property.

Morton, 47, from Deakin Dr, Terranora, appeared before Magistrate Michael Dakin over the alleged crimes on November 22, 2013.

He appeared from the dock in custody, due to a breach of bail for separate matters on January 30, and no plea was entered.

The case was adjourned until May 13 at Tweed Court and bail was not applied for, so Morton will remain in custody until that date.

Additionally, Morton faces a string of separate charges.

Morton will appear before Lismore District Court on May 6, charged with possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing amphetamines and two counts of supplying amphetamines on February 5.

No plea has been entered yet.

He will appear again in Tweed Court on May 20, charged with breaching bail on January 24.

No plea was made for the charge of breaching bail.

Court documents from Tuesday's case mention Morton has a history of similar offences, has few ties to the Tweed community and will likely be jailed due to the strength of the prosecutor's case.

Tyson John Taylor, 38, of Coolangatta, was arrested at the Deakin Dr home on February 5 in relation to the shooting murder of Mr McGrath, a well-known rugby league identity.

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