Medical reports still outstanding in murder case

MEDICAL reports are still outstanding in the 2014 murder of a homeless Tweed grandfather a court has heard.

Brendan Troy Griffiths was charged with murdering Hoani Shaune Love, 48, following a fight outside Woolworths at Centro Tweed Shopping Centre on September 27.

Known to locals as "Kiwi Shaune", Mr Love, was taken to Tweed Hospital before being transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Three days after the fight, Mr Love died in hospital from serious head injuries sustained in the attack.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command formed Strike Force Findo to investigate Mr Love's death.

Following investigations, Griffiths was arrested at his Lakes Dr, West Tweed residence on October 13.

Represented by his solicitor Jim Fuggle, 38-year-old Griffiths appeared via video-link at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Ms Magni told the court the Director of Public Prosecutions was waiting on neuropathology and toxicicity reports on Mr Love from a Dr Little.

Mr Fuggle did not enter a plea on behalf of his client or apply for bail.

Magistrate David Heilpern ordered the brief of evidence to be prepared by March 2.

He adjourned Griffiths' matters until March 3 at Lismore Local Court.



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