Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Disgraced former NSW detective Roger Rogerson ‘anxious’ to hear full case against him over murder of uni student drug dealer Jamie Gao

ROGER Rogerson is “anxious” to see the remaining evidence against him, with his lawyer telling a court today that the disgraced detective will wait until then to make another bid for freedom.
The cases of Rogerson and Glen McNamara, both charged with murdering university student and drug dealer Jamie Gao in May, were briefly mentioned in Central Local Court.
The court heard fingerprint evidence, DNA material and crime scene photographs were yet to be served on the defence teams.
The pair are alleged to have shot the 20 year-old dead in a storage unit in Padstow on May 20 , later discarding his body in the sea off Cronulla, following a botched drug deal involving almost 3kg of ice
Rogerson’s barrister George Thomas told the court “we are also anxious to have the whole of the brief of evidence.”
“It’s been five months since we were charged,” he said.
“(Until it is serve) we are reserving our position in regards to a bail application.”
Crown Prosecutor Christopher Maxwell QC said the DPP want “to proceed the matters as quickly as possible.”
Both Rogerson, 73, and McNamara, 55, have made unsuccessful applications for bail in the local court and will now have to put their cases for conditional release before a Supreme Court judge.
Magistrate Harriet Grahame adjourned the case until November 25, when both men will appear by video link.

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