Bedford murder accused appears in Perth Magistrates Court via video link

Anthony Robert Harvey, right, with Mara Lee Harvey. Picture: Facebook.
Anthony Robert Harvey, right, with Mara Lee Harvey. Picture: Facebook.

THE man accused of murdering five members of a family in Bedford has appeared in Perth Magistrates Court, via video link from Karratha Magistrates Court.

Anthony Robert Harvey was charged with the murders of Mara Lee Harvey (41), twins Beatrix May Harvey (2) and Alice Ester Harvey (2), and Charlotte Kate Harvey (3) on September 3.

He is also accused of murdering grandmother Beverly Ann Quinn (74) on September 4.

The bodies of the five people Mr Harvey is accused of murdering remained in a house in Bedford for six days before they were discovered.

In court, the accused said “I understand” after each charge was read out and appeared to show no emotion while charges were read out.

Magistrate Joe Randazzo proposed the accused be remanded in custody to reappear at the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on September 19.

Mr Harvey’s lawyer Max Crispe agreed for his client to appear via video link.

Mr Harvey was reminded he had the right to make a bail application with the Supreme Court.