Murwillumbah resident Michael Martin, 36, was killed on June 13, last year.
Murwillumbah resident Michael Martin, 36, was killed on June 13, last year. Blainey Woodham

Police want more time to gather evidence on Mur'bah murder

POLICE have asked for more time to compile evidence against a Byron Bay woman accused of involvement of the killing a Murwillumbah man last year.

Jessica Honey Fallon appeared in Lismore Local Court this week via video-link from Sydney's Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre.

The 21-year-old former Byron Bay High School student faced charges of causing grievous bodily harm to a person with intent to murder and reckless grievous bodily harm in company.

Police allege Fallon, Michael Martin jnr and his former wife Candace Martin were involved in the partial decapitation murder of Michael Martin snr at Murwillumbah on June 13.

It is alleged Martin jnr took out three life insurance policies worth $2.5 million on his father before he was killed with a Samurai sword.

Fallon's solicitor Jim Fuggle told the court he had just taken over her case and received a large amount of the brief of evidence.

Magistrate David Heilpern said it might take time to complete the brief as there was a lot of listening device material that needed to be transcribed.

Prosecutor Ms Coxon asked for Fallon's matters to be adjourned to the same date as Martin jnr.

Mr Heilpern ordered the brief of evidence to be served by April 27 and adjourned Fallon's matters until May.



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