15,000 pages of Mur’bah murder evidence
A MASSIVE amount of evidence, totalling 15,000 pages, has been compiled against a mother of three who has been accused of grinding down the samurai sword used to murder her former father-in-law, Michael Martin, at Murwillumbah in 2014.
Candace Martin was excused from appearing in Lismore Local Court this week to answer charges including accessory before the fact to murder, accessory after the fact to murder and conspiring to commit murder.
She was represented by her solicitor Cameron Bell.
The charges related to the 26-year-old's involvement in the alleged partial decapitation murder of 46-year-old Mr Martin at a Quarry Rd address on July 13, 2014.
Martin, whose children are all under seven-years-old, was previously granted bail over the alleged offences.
Police previously alleged Martin, her former husband Michael Martin Jnr, and Jessica Honey Fallon, of Byron Bay, all played a role in the murder of Mr Martin Snr, so they could claim against $2.5 million in life insurance policies.
Mr Bell told the court he still needed time to organise the enormous brief of evidence against his client.
"Given the size of the brief being 15,000 pages, I haven't had the time to do my part," he said.
Mr Bell told Magistrate David Heilpen when Ms Martin was to face a committal hearing, possibly only one witness would be required.
Mr Heilpern adjourned Ms Martin's matters until July 19, to allow Mr Bell more time to wade through the mountains of paperwork.
Ms Martin's bail was continued and she was excused from appearing in person at Lismore Local Court in July if she is legally represented.