Man accused of murdering Perth DJ appears in court

Jaime Fernandez. Photo: Facebook
Jaime Fernandez. Photo: Facebook

A MAN has denied murdering a 41-year-old Perth DJ whose body was found in his Tuart Hill home last year.

Jaime Rodolfo Fernandez, known as “DJ Suave”, was discovered with significant injuries in his North Beach Drive unit on July 19, 2016 and police believe he had died up to three days earlier.

The accused killer, 28-year-old Balga man Victor Amaya, appeared in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from prison on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty.

He will appear for the first time in the Supreme Court of WA on October 23.

Mr Fernandez was at the centre of an Australian legal precedent in 2012, when he was found in the Federal Magistrates Court to have infringed a rap and hip hop artist’s right to integrity of authorship by streaming a distorted version of one of his songs on a website.

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