News

Coolum murder trial

INVESTIGATION: Police at the crime scene following the death.
INVESTIGATION: Police at the crime scene following the death. FILE

RAYMOND Robert Millar has been committed to stand trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on murder, grievous bodily harm and drug charges, after a committal hearing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court last Thursday.

The court was told a bloodied, broken shovel was discovered leaning against a shed at Coolum Caravan Park just metres from where fatally injured Jeremy Michael Baird was found in December 2010.

Mr Millar is accused of using the shovel to murder the 41-year-old in broad daylight.

Several witnesses told the court they saw blood coming from a cut on Mr Baird's head.

Mr Baird was taken to hospital where he remained for seven days before he died.

Witnesses told the court they saw Mr Baird sprawled on his back on a road on the afternoon of the incident.

Dugald Wishart said he saw Mr Millar drag a barely conscious Mr Baird several metres towards a grassed area beside the road exit.

"I saw the man on the ground being kicked quite hard in the back," he said.

Another witness, Alan Bishop, told how he helped Mr Millar move Mr Baird from the road to a grassed area near a gated park exit to David Low Way. Mr Bishop said he thought Mr Baird was drunk and helped stand him up with the support of Mr Millar.

Police witnesses told the court they found a shovel head spattered with blood at the scene of the alleged murder.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sunshine Coast golf club goes into administration

Peregian Springs Golf Club. Photo Contributed

A struggling Coast golf club has been placed in administration

Butcher closes after 30 years as competition gets too tough

The growing number of supermarkets are compromising small business

QLD BIG WET: Swift Water teams called out 27 times

A number of car driving across Bowhill Rd at Willawong despite it being closed due to flooding. Photo: Penny Dahl / Twitter

Swift Water Rescue teams were called into action 27 times

Latest deals and offers

Sunset swim almost turns to tragedy for tourist

A QUICK, sunset swim at Point Arkwright nearly turned into tragedy for Italian tourist, Samuel Galli.

Sunshine Coast golf club goes into administration

Peregian Springs Golf Club. Photo Contributed

A struggling Coast golf club has been placed in administration

Butcher closes after 30 years as competition gets too tough

The growing number of supermarkets are compromising small business

QLD BIG WET: Swift Water teams called out 27 times

A number of car driving across Bowhill Rd at Willawong despite it being closed due to flooding. Photo: Penny Dahl / Twitter

Swift Water Rescue teams were called into action 27 times

Youth training at F45 Coolum

Ashleigh Podlich training with Yasmine Selwood at F45 Coolum.

F5 Coolum are offering training for youth

Church elders covered up rape of young girl

Man jailed for eight months for rape of girl 'not even a teenager'

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward