Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bulletin: Henry Keogh; Australia; murder retrial date set for next March. He has elected to be tried by judge alone. ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation);

Adelaide man Henry Keogh, who spent two decades in jail after being convicted of murdering his fiancee, is to face a retrial next year. Keogh, 59, had his conviction quashed last December when the Court of Criminal Appeal found issues with forensic evidence presented to the trial jury. The matter returned to court on Friday and Keogh, who is on bail, and his brother declined to comment to the media as they left after the proceedings. Keogh was accused of murdering Anna-Jane Cheney, whose body was found in the bath of the couple's home at suburban Magill in 1994. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Adam Kimber said a trial date had been set for early March next year, but the case would be back in court next month for another directions hearing. Keogh elected to be tried by judge alone.