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Chris Dawson loses fight to stop murder trial going ahead despite judge’s criticisms of podcast – ABC News

A judge rules former Sydney teacher Chris Dawson should face a murder trial over the disappearance of his wife Lynette — but not until at least June next year to ensure a fair trial amid a “media storm” around the case.

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A judge has ruled former Sydney teacher Chris Dawson should face a murder trial over the disappearance of his wife Lynette but not until at least mid-next year to ensure a fair trial amid a “media storm” around the case.

  • Chris Dawson had applied for a permanent stay of his murder trial
  • His legal team argued pre-trial publicity from a podcast could prejudice a jury
  • Justice Elizabeth Fullerton was scathing of “media interference with a criminal trial”

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