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Tweed murder hearing begins

THE committal hearing of five people accused of involvement in the murder of Saaid Zaiter, 47, began in Lismore Local Court yesterday.

Magistrate Jeff Linden closed the court to hear evidence from two prosecution witnesses in the case.

The Crown alleges Mr Zaiter was murdered at the Tweed Heritage Caravan Park, Chinderah, on December 16, 2008.

Mr Zaiter's remains were found in bushland in the Border Ranges National Park, west of Murwillumbah, one year later.

Ricky Leigh Humphries, 27, of Lismore, and Rodney Boyd White, 43, of Chinderah, are charged with Mr Zaiter's murder.

Jessica Tess Birkensleigh, 23, of Chinderah, and Craigieburn in Victoria, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder; and being an accessory before the fact to an offence.

Todd Serone, 38, of Tweed Heads West, and Matthew Grahame Warner, 26, of Lismore, are charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.



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