Timothy Pullen.
Timothy Pullen. Contributed

Bail granted to man charged over role in Pullen's murder

A MAN charged for his alleged role in Mackay man Timothy John Pullen's murder has been granted bail.

Thirty-one year old Nicholas Voorwinden was arrested in Sydney last week and extradited to Queensland on one charge of manslaughter.

Seated closest to the public gallery in the glass-walled dock, Mr Voorwinden stole glances at his parents as he appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Mr Voorwinden is charged with unlawfully killing Mr Pullen on or about April 16 in Mackay.

Mr Voorwinden's lawyer Peter Russo applied for his client's bail, which the prosecution did not oppose.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Voorwinden will live in Ultimo, in Sydney, and report to the local police station three times a week.

The court also ordered he have no contact with any witnesses or his co-accused.

Mr Voorwinden's case was adjourned for mention in Mackay Magistrates Court on August 21.

Detectives have arrested five people across three states and territories over the suspected murder of Mr Pullen, who was a defendant in one of North Queensland's largest drug busts when he went missing.

Sunshine Coast man 34-year-old Zane Tray Lincoln has been charged with Mr Pullen's murder.

Stephen Dale Renwick, 37, and Luke Shayne Kister, 22, have been charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly helping dispose of Mr Pullen's body.

Kiera Jeannette McKay, who was arrested in Darwin last week, has been charged with manslaughter.

Mr Pullen went missing in April.



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