THE man police allege is the Claremont serial killer – accused of killing Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon – is set to face trial after pleading not guilty to three counts of wilful murder.
This morning Bradley Robert Edwards, now 49, appeared again by video beamed into Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court, before magistrate Jan Whitbread.
As in previous hearings, the court was packed with interested onlookers, as Mr Edwards’ case was the first called among dozens of others on the designated Supreme Court homicide list.
Ms Spiers’ father Don and Ms Glennon’s father Denis arrived early to witness Mr Edwards’ fifth court appearance and sat side by side in the public gallery during the brief hearing.Nine charges were read to the accused one by one.Mr Edwards pleaded not guilty to three counts of wilful murder, two counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent, two counts of deprivation of liberty, indecent assault and break and enter.
The 49-year-old is also facing charges over two separate sex attacks on teenagers in 1988 and 1995.