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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

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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.

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Chris Dawson has appeared in court after the Teacher’s Pet podcast and media interest helped build Dawson — the subject of popular podcast The Teacher’s Pet — has been refused bail and will be extradited to “We have no doubt whatsoever that Chris will be found not guilty as he is innocent.”

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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.

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"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.

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Chris Dawson will be extradited to New South Wales after he was arrested at the home of his brother Paul, at Statement says there is 'evidence' wife Lynette was alive after she went missing. Dawson will be extradited to NSW; to be charged with his wife 's 1982 murder . The 70-year-old was arrested

Chris Dawson , who became the subject of investigative podcast The Teachers Pet, was taken into custody on the Gold Coast 37 years after the Fresh statements from at least two witnesses have led to the arrest of Chris Dawson over the disappearance of his wife Lynette who went missing from

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."

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