Committal set over Byron killing
By HELEN JACK email@example.com VITA TANTRA, the man accused of murdering Byron Bay mother Linda Tregerthan in September 2004, will face Lismore Local Court for committal on April 22.
The 50-year-old German national remains in custody after his arrest in January last year and appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday by video link from Long Bay Correctional Centre in Sydney.
Tantra's defence solicitor explained to the court an assessment of his mental health had been completed.
Ms Tregerthan, 43, opened her Shirley Lane home to anyone who needed a place to stay.
She was found slashed to death by her then 17-year-old daughter in the sunroom of the house.
In 2007 police told the court they had DNA evidence linking Tantra to the murder.