11 Apr 2011

Accused killer to be committed for trial

2:40 pm on 11 April 2011

The man accused of killing Auckland woman Carmen Thomas will be committed for trial on Tuesday following a series of delays in the court proceedings.

Ms Thomas, 32, disappeared in June last year and her dismembered body was discovered in a crude grave in the Waitakere Ranges.

Her former partner, Bradford Callaghan, appeared in the Auckland District Court on Monday morning via a video link.

At his last appearance, the judge delayed proceedings to allow the accused and his lawyer more time to go over a huge volume of police evidence.

The case will now proceed to the next stage in the court process and Mr Callaghan will next appear in court next Monday.