Hearing date set for Scott

LEGAL argument in the case against Daniel Scott, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the killing of Tweed Heads radiographer and brothel owner Victor Elliot, will be heard in Lismore Local Court in June.

Scott, 35, from Banora Point, is charged with being an accessory before the fact to murder; accessory before the fact to detain for advantage; and accessory before the fact to assault with the intent to rob Mr Elliot while armed.

Mr Elliot was gunned down in May 2000 outside his Chinderah brothel by two former army officers, Mike Grupe and Dayal Utz, using an AK-47assault rifle.

In November 2007 Grupe was sentenced to 14-and-a-half years jail for the murder, but Utz never faced trial after being shot dead by Grupe.

The case against Scott was mentioned briefly in Lismore Local Court yesterday with the matter adjourned to June 5 for legal argument before any committal hearing can begin.

No pleas have been entered.

Scott was arrested by Tweed Heads police in June last year, with the Murwil- lumbah Local Court being told he was alleged to have organised the killing and paid the two former military men to carry it out.



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