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Australia'Anxious ... stressed': Chris Dawson to plead not guilty to murder of wife Lynette

15:55  06 december  2018
15:55  06 december  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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.

Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982. Chris Dawson 's lawyer Greg Walsh leaves Central Local Court in Sydney. Credit:James Brickwood. The likelihood of Lynette leaving her family behind - which is what Mr Dawson has always told police - is

Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982. The high-profile ex-Newtown Jets player was arrested in Queensland at a relative's house on Wednesday and was extradited to New South Wales on Thursday morning. He was charged with one count of murder at.

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Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982.

The high-profile ex-Newtown Jets player was arrested in Queensland at a relative's house on Wednesday and was extradited to New South Wales on Thursday morning.

He was charged with one count of murder at the Sydney Police Centre on Thursday morning.

'Anxious ... stressed': Chris Dawson to plead not guilty to murder of wife Lynette© James Brickwood Chris Dawson arrives at Surry Hills Police Station on Thursday morning.

Court documents show that Mr Dawson allegedly murdered his wife between 9pm on January 8, 1982 and 7am on January 9, 1982.

'We will not give up': Police promise to keep searching for Lynette Dawson's body

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Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982. The high-profile ex-Newtown Jets player was arrested in Queensland at a relative's house on Wednesday and was extradited to New South Wales on Thursday morning. He was charged with one count of murder at

Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982. The high-profile ex-Newtown Jets player was arrested in Queensland at a relative's house on Wednesday and was extradited to New South Wales on Thursday morning. He was charged with one count of murder at

"He will plead not guilty," his lawyer Greg Walsh told reporters.

"He strenuously asserts his innocence."

'Anxious ... stressed': Chris Dawson to plead not guilty to murder of wife Lynette© AAP Chris Dawson steps off a flight in police custody in Sydney on Thursday.

The likelihood of Lynette leaving her family behind - which is what Mr Dawson has always told police - is still possible, he said.

"He doesn't know where she is," he said.

"Whilst it seems most unusual that a lady, with the greatest respect, like Lyn Dawson, would disappear and not have any contact with her children ... it has happened," he said.

'Anxious ... stressed': Chris Dawson to plead not guilty to murder of wife Lynette© Sean Davey Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day.

Mr Dawson briefly faced Central Local Court via audio-visual link on Thursday afternoon where he did not apply for bail, and remained silent in a cell at the Sydney Police Centre, speaking only to thank Magistrate Robert Williams.

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest The brother of missing Sydney mother-of-two, Lynette Dawson, said he was "ecstatic" on hearing the news that Chris Dawson was arrested this morning. Chris Dawson was taken into Queensland over the death of wife Lynette and is expected to be extradited to NSW over the coming days. Greg Simms said he was on the veranda of his Lake Macquarie home when NSW police informed them of today's explosive development. Mr Simms said he grabbed his wife and they both cried. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day.

Chris Dawson will plead not guilty to murdering his missing wife Lynette in 1982. The high-profile ex-Newtown Jets player was arrested in Queensland at a relative's house on Wednesday and was extradited to New South Wales on Thursday morning. He was charged with one count of murder at

Chris Dawson allegedly approached a man with criminal connections to ask how he might go about getting rid of his wife Lynette Dawson , a Sydney court has heard. The former rugby league player, who intends to plead not guilty to murdering his wife almost 40 years ago, faced court via video link

He will remain behind bars until at least next Friday, when his lawyer will enter what he flagged will be quite a "lengthy negotiation" for conditional release ahead of what promises to be a dramatic trial.

'Anxious ... stressed': Chris Dawson to plead not guilty to murder of wife Lynette© James Brickwood Chris Dawson's lawyer Greg Walsh leaves Central Local Court in Sydney.

Mr Dawson is faring poorly in prison, Mr Walsh said.

"He's naturally anxious and stressed about the situation."

It is understood that Mr Dawson's brother Peter, himself a solicitor, gave Mr Walsh the material to begin the ex-Cromer High teacher's defence.

There has been significant public interest in the disappearance of Mrs Dawson almost 37 years ago since The Australian newspaper launched its popular true-crime podcast The Teacher's Pet.

Mr Walsh, who said has never listened to The Teacher's Pet podcast, claimed it could impact on his client's right to a fair trial.

"One of the things that concerns me, this man is entitled to the presumption of innocence and he should be afforded that fundamental right."

"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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