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Australia Samantha Fraser's former husband Adrian Basham to face trial over her alleged murder on Phillip Island

06:10  28 october  2019
06:10  28 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Adrian Basham obscures his face outside Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on Thursday. Samantha Fraser , left, and CCTV images released by police. In fighting for suppression orders on Mr Basham 's case, Mr Sutton described media reporting about Mr Basham since the discovery of Ms Fraser ' s

Police allege Adrian Basham went to Phillip Island on his motorcycle to murder Samantha Fraser , with the Samantha Fraser ' s former husband was using a phone registered under a false name which was traced to Phillip Ex- husband charged over murder of Cowes mum Samantha Fraser .

a woman sitting at a beach: Samantha Fraser was found dead 18 months after she left her husband. (Supplied)© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Samantha Fraser was found dead 18 months after she left her husband. (Supplied)

A Phillip Island man has been committed to stand trial over the death of his wife and the mother of their three children, Samantha Fraser.

Adrian James Basham, 42, pleaded not guilty to murdering Samantha Fraser, 38, at Cowes on Phillip Island in eastern Victoria on July 23, 2018.

The Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court was told Samantha Fraser left her husband in early 2017 and had filed for divorce.

Friends told Mr Basham's committal hearing that Ms Fraser had started dating another man.

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Police allege her ex- husband Adrian Basham rode to the island to murder her. Ten days after Victorian mother-of-three Samantha Fraser was found dead, her ex- husband has faced court Yet a motorcycle similar to Basham ’ s can be seen entering Phillip Island around 8am and leaving just

Mother-of-three Samantha Fraser was found dead in her Phillip Island home 11 days ago. Now her ex- husband has been charged with the murder . Though they initially thought Ms Fraser had ended her own life, CCTV footage placed a motorbike similar to the one her ex- husband , Adrian Basham

The court heard the night before she died, Ms Fraser hosted a party at her home to celebrate her birthday.

On the day of her death she met a friend Lija Matthews for coffee after dropping her three children to school.

Ms Fraser's body was found in her garage in Seagrove Way, Cowes, by police who were called to conduct a welfare check when she failed to collect the children from school.

Two friends, Peter Matthews and Emily Bathgate, told the committal hearing they had gone to police in the lead up to Ms Fraser's death to warn officers of their concerns for Ms Fraser's welfare.

Her mother Janine Fraser told the court her daughter believed Mr Basham had set her back fence on fire in April 2017, a few months after the couple separated.

The court heard Ms Fraser had her locks changed, got a new mobile phone number, and asked police to remove Mr Basham's guns from a safe in the garage after she became concerned about 'what Adrian might do'.

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Samantha Fraser , 38, was found dead inside her Seagrove Way garage at Cowes on July 23, after failing to collect her children from school, police said. Her ex- husband , Adrian Basham , was on Thursday charged with one count of murder . The 41-year-old Paynesville man is expected to face

Samantha Fraser ' s ex- husband Adrian Basham has been charged with her murder , after her body was found in Cowes last week. The mother of three was found dead at her home in the seaside town on Phillip Island on Monday, July 23 after she did not pick up her two sons and daughter from the

The pair's treating psychologist Terry Melvin told the hearing that Adrian Basham continued to justify and blame Ms Fraser for the consequences of their separation.

He told the court while Mr Basham presented as very reasonable and calm, he believed he would 'become vindictive and make life difficult for her'.

Due to the unavailability of witnesses and other reasons relating to issues at the local court, defence lawyer Peter Kilduff and Crown prosecutor Melissa Mahady agreed the police informants would not be cross-examined at committal.

When asked by Magistrate Ann Collins to enter his plea, Mr Basham spoke firmly and replied 'not guilty'.

He will face the Melbourne Supreme Court for a directions hearing on November 6.

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