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Australia Trial of accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards begins in Perth Supreme Court

04:35  25 november  2019
04:35  25 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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The parents of two of the three victims of the Claremont serial killings were among the first to arrive at Perth's Supreme Court today for the start of the murder trial of Bradley Robert Edwards.

Denis Glennon, the father of Ciara Glennon, as well as Don Spiers and his wife Carol, the parents of Sarah Spiers, arrived early at the court building this morning.

Despite massive interest, public spectators were fewer than had been anticipated, with less than two dozen people who were not connected with the media taking seats in the specially appointed courtroom created to accommodate the public.

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But a huge contingent of local and national media arrived at court for the start of the six-month trial, which is the culmination of the lengthiest and most expensive murder investigation in Western Australia's history.

Edwards, 50, is charged with wilfully murdering 18-year-old Sarah Spiers in January 1996, Jane Rimmer, 23, in June of the same year, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in March 1997.

He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Live stream caters to huge interest

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Sarah Spiers's parents, Don and Carol Spiers, arrive at court for the start of the murder trial. (ABC News: Hugh Sando) © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sarah Spiers's parents, Don and Carol Spiers, arrive at court for the start of the murder trial. (ABC News: Hugh Sando) Edwards's Supreme Court trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is being heard in court 7.2 of the District Court building because the aging Supreme Court building in Perth was deemed unsuitable.

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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

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Proceedings are being live streamed to a courtroom in the historic building so that members of the public unable to find a seat in court 7.2 can watch the trial.

Private rooms with live streams of proceedings have also been made available by the court for the families of the victims and for Edwards's family, as well as overflow media rooms for journalists unable to get a seat in the courtroom.

The unprecedented court measures reflect the intense and enduring level of interest the case has generated in the wider community over the past two decades.

Mr Glennon and Mr Spiers have been present at nearly every court appearance and pre-trial hearing relating to the case.

Jane Rimmer's sister, Lee, has also been present for some of the hearings and was also expected to attend the trial.

Edwards was originally charged with eight offences — the three counts of wilful murder, as well as five charges relating to the abduction and rape of a 17-year-old girl at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995 and a night-time attack on another teenage woman inside her Huntingdale home as her parents slept.

But he admitted his guilt to the five lesser charges at a pre-trial hearing last month.

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