Chris Dawson Offers $1.5 Million In Security To Receive Bail
Chris Dawson is set to spend another weekend behind bars after a bail decision was adjourned until Monday.
Chris Dawson is prepared to offer $1.5 million in security to receive bail on his 1982 murder charge of Lynette Dawson.
The former rugby league player, who intends to plead not guilty, faced Central Local Court via video link for a bail application on Friday.
He's charged with murdering his wife on the city's northern beaches in early 1982.
Crown prosecutor Craig Everson said the case against 70-year-old Dawson "was based upon a number of strong circumstances" and the conclusion that his wife was killed in January 1982 was "irresistible" based on the available evidence.
The crown continued, stating that Chris Dawson could easily use his twin brother's passport if he was given bail.
Chris Dawson scoffs and says "you're kidding" as Crown tells the court he's a flight risk because he could easily use his identical twin brothers passport to flee the country if given bail. Magistrate tells him it's best if he keeps quite @10NewsFirstSyd @10NewsFirstQLD— Letisha Marambio (@LetishaMarambio) December 14, 2018
But Dawson's lawyer, Greg Walsh, told the court the Crown's "entirely circumstantial" case was far from strong and there was evidence Ms Dawson had been seen alive following her alleged murder.
He said his client could offer security worth $1.5 million and would reside in Queensland if granted bail.
Magistrate Robert Williams will make his bail decision on Monday.