Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Accused in Custody to Face Murder Charge; Body of Man Found in West Mackay Unit Late on Tuesday Evening

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Accused in Custody to Face Murder Charge; Body of Man Found in West Mackay Unit Late on Tuesday Evening

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Janessa Ekert

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

NGAIRE Turner sat in the back row of the Mackay Magistrates Court as the man charged with her brotherCOs murder made his appearance.

Blaze Seaton Pearce was wearing prison issue clothing and stared at the ground as Magistrate Damien Dwyer read the charges yesterday.

Pearce is charged with murdering Michael Ronald Gelens in West Mackay.

During the brief mention, Pearce didnCOt enter a plea and no bail application was made.

The matter was adjourned until late January.

As Pearce was led away, Ms Turner (right) asked, C[pounds sterling]WhereCOs my justice?C[yen] before leaving the courtroom.

Police found 43-year-old Mr GelensCO body in a Holland St unit about 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Police performed a massive manhunt of the surrounding area, before a 36-year-old man was taken into custody by police about 1am Wednesday.

Ms Turner was in tears outside the courthouse.

She said she was C[pounds sterling]still very shockedC[yen]. …

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