Murder-accused pleads not guilty to shooting police officer

THE man accused of shooting dead a Tamworth police officer has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Senior Constable David Rixon, 40, was shot in the stomach when he pulled over a car in Tamworth's west in March this year.

He died in hospital soon after, leaving behind a wife and six children.

Michael Allan Jacobs, 48, is accused of firing the fatal shot.

His lawyer, Joanne Harris, told the NSW Supreme Court on Friday it would be suggested there was someone else at the scene.

Justice Megan Latham granted an application to have the trial, which was set down for June, moved from Tamworth to Sydney.

Last week, one of Jacob's co-accused Monica Sampson, 29, was jailed for three years for hindering the discovery of evidence.

She will be eligible for parole in 18 months.



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