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Chris Dawson murder trial delayed due to public ‘clamour’ in wake of podcast – The Guardian

Judge cites ‘unrestrained’ public commentary on case when granting postponement until mid-2021 but rules against dropping trial



Former Sydney teacher Chris Dawson has won a temporary halt of his murder trial to allow the unrestrained and clamorous public commentary about his wifes disappearance to abate.
The 72-year-old, who was arrested in December 2018, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Lynette Dawson at Bayview on or about 8 January 1982.
He applied to the New South Wales supreme court for an order that his trial be permanently stayed for various reasons, including that a serialised podcast on the case had been br…

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