Claremont serial killings: accused man appears in court

The media scrum outside the Supreme Court. Photo: Andrew Ritchie.
The media scrum outside the Supreme Court. Photo: Andrew Ritchie.

THE man accused of murdering Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon appeared briefly in court via videolink from Hakea Prison this morning.

Bradley Robert Edwards appeared composed throughout the proceedings.

The prosecutor, Carmel Barbagallo, requested an eight-week adjournment at Perth Supreme Court.

Mr Edwards was not required to plead in relation to the two murder charges, or to separate charges of indecent assault and rape.

More than 25 people filled the public gallery to watch Mr Edwards’ appearance.

Ciara Glennon and Sarah Spiers.

The adjournment will allow the prosecution to supply further documentation to the defence.

Mr Edwards was remanded in custody.

Rimmer family friend Reverend George Davies was at the Supreme Court today.

“It’s a huge stress on the family,” he said.

“It’s unfortunate court processes take such twists.”

Ms Rimmer went missing from Claremont after a night out on June 9, 1996. Her body was found in bushland in Wellard, south of Perth, two months later.

Ms Glennon disappeared on March 14, 1997. Her body was found in bushland in Eglinton, north of Perth, a month later.

On December 23 last year, Mr Edwards was charged with the murders of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon as well as two other attacks on young women – a 17-year-old in Claremont in 1995, and an 18-year-old in Huntingdale in 1988.