Progress in the case being brought by NT Police against Zachary Rolfe for the alleged murder of Kumunjayi Walker has been further delayed, at least in part, by the Coronavirus shutdown. KIERAN FINNANE reports. PHOTO: Demonstration in Alice Springs following the alleged murder.
The information came from lawyer Maker Mayek (pictured), appearing by telephone in the Alice Springs Local Court this morning, on instructions from Pande Veleski’s family. Mr Veleski had been due to appear, but was taken to hospital.
UPDATE, 1pm:A 44-year-old man has been charged over this incident.
“I’m going to cut you, you’ll be dead”: these are the words I heard directed to a witness in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court yesterday, part way through the preliminary hearing of a murder charge against Sebastian Kunoth. The words in English were part of a stream of speech in an Aboriginal language by a man as he was ejected from the courtroom. The apparent threat brought the hearing to a standstill as prosecutor Stephen Geary sought to have the man arrested for intimidation of a witness. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: Inside Abbott's Camp where the alleged murder took place, photo from our archive (2008).