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AustraliaDawson to face NSW court for wife's death

19:41  05 december  2018
19:41  05 december  2018 Source:

Teacher's Pet's Chris Dawson arrested on Gold Coast, murder charge expected

Teacher's Pet's Chris Dawson arrested on Gold Coast, murder charge expected Chris Dawson, the former husband of missing Sydney woman Lynette Dawson, has been arrested on Queensland's Gold Coast this morning. The ABC understands the former Newtown Jets rugby league player, who is at the centre of the popular Teacher's Pet podcast, will be extradited to New South Wales as soon as possible. Mr Dawson, 70, was arrested at Biggera Waters by detectives from Queensland Police Service's Homicide Squad. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Lyn Dawson disappeared from her Sydney home in 1982. He is expected to be charged with murder.

The probable death of Chris’ s wife Lyn has captured global attention. Picture: AAP/Jordan ShieldsSource:News Corp Australia. NSW detectives will apply for his extradition at his first court appearance. Lynette Dawson ’ s family has been advised of today’ s arrest and have requested privacy.

After his wife ' s disappearance Dawson married his former student Joanne Curtis. Dawson and Joanne moved from Sydney to Queensland where they had Dawson 's application for bail was refused when he appeared in Southport Magistrates Court . He will face court in Parramatta, in Sydney's west, on

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Lynette Dawson's family is hoping for justice after the missing Sydney woman's former husband faces a NSW court charged with her murder.

Chris Dawson, 70, was arrested on a warrant and hauled before a Queensland court on Wednesday almost four decades after his wife was last seen alive.

His extradition to NSW was granted and he is expected to be put on a plane and flown to Sydney on Thursday morning and then formally charged with his wife's 1982 murder.

"We've been waiting for 36 years for something like this to happen," Ms Dawson's niece Renee Simms told Ten Network on Wednesday.

"For it to finally happen it almost doesn't seem real yet to me."

Dawson, a former Newtown Jets rugby league player, has long denied involvement in her death after podcast 'The Teacher's Pet' thrust the case back into the public spotlight earlier this year.

"If this doesn't work, I'm going to get rid of you".
Chris Dawson will remain behind bars for the weekend, as a Sydney magistrate reserves his decision on the ex-Newtown Jets player's bail until Monday.

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