The case involving the alleged murder of Allison Baden-Clay was back before the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Gerard Baden Clay is charged with the murder, a date has now been set to begin hearing evidence from witnesses.

David De Witt reports.


Ten days after she had been reported missing by her accused killer and husband Gerard Baden Clay, the body of 43-year-old, Allison Baden-Clay was found at a creek 14km from her Brookfield home.

This morning her accused murderer’s trial is one day closer after the Crown confirmed they had finalised their evidence against Mr Baden Clay.

Earlier this month the court had been adjourned to allow the prosecution to collect a final five key statements, which completed a brief of 466 pieces of evidence against Baden-Clay.

Today Crown Prosecutor Danny Boyle confirmed this final evidence, which includes an autopsy report and statements from the principle investigators, has been collected.

While Baden-Clay himself was not in court this morning, defence lawyer, Mr Darren Mahony, asked that dates be set aside for any pre-committal hearings, to avoid the matter being postponed until after the holidays.

Baden-Clay remains in custody after he was refused bail on 22nd June.

Now that all of the evidence has been collected the committal hearing is set to begin.

The next appearance will be on the 5th November in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

David De Witt, QUT News.