THE man accused of murdering Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon has made a brief appearance in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court.
Bradley Robert Edwards appeared via videolink from Hakea Prison on Wednesday morning.
The charges were read out and Mr Edwards’ defence lawyer Genevieve Cleary said he did not want to enter pleas yet.
Bespectacled, well groomed and wearing prison greens, Mr Edwards did not react as the charges were read and said “yes” when asked if he understood them.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo asked for the matter to return to court in seven months for a committal mention.
Magistrate Danielle Davies adjourned the case until October 25.
Several police were in the back of the court room.
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.
He was also charged with two other attacks on young women – the rape of a 17-year-old in Claremont in 1995, and the indecent assault of an 18-year-old in Huntingdale in 1988.