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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Heyward murder
– one son cleared, one to stand trial
prosecutors revealed for the first time that Ms Heyward was allegedly physically murdered by her de facto partner Neil Heyward at a remote property in Victoria. Prosecutor Mark Norman alleged there were “108 references” which would lead a jury to find the two brothers were participants in a plot to kill their mother. But lawyers acting for the accused argued their clients had no case to answer, claiming much of the prosecution’s evidence was circumstantial and based on suspicion. A diary extract was part of the prosecutor’s submission to the court, in which murder victim Glenys Heyward wrote: “Do you know what it is like to have your own flesh and blood tell you that they are going to kill you?” Mr Norman said at the committal that Ms Heyward’s $2m claim against the family farm at Mount Schank was a bid to take control of her life, seek independence and go into hiding. Ms Heyward went missing after last being seen in Mount Gambier on July 23, 2007. Her body was found by major crime detectives four months after her death at the remote Victorian property.

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BY SANDRA MORELLO
THE eldest son of Glenys Heyward, whose body was found at a remote Victorian property in 2007, was cleared of murder by the state’s Chief Magistrate in Adelaide yesterday. Neil Heyward, 53, his sons Thomas, 26, and Matthew, 21, were charged with murder, along with their former farmhand Jeremy Adam Minter, 27. Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Bolton ruled there was no case for Thomas Heyward to answer. But she ruled his younger brother Matthew, along with Neil Heyward and Minter, would face trial. The three men will appear in the Supreme Court in either Mount Gambier or Adelaide, possibly later this year. Ms Bolton suppressed her reasons for both decisions. All of the accused pleaded not guilty to murder. Neil Heyward and Minter continue to be remanded in custody, while Matthew Heyward remains on bail in the community. During the committal hearing on March 4,

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pMatthew Heyward will face trial in the Supreme Court for the murder of his mother, Glenys Heyward.

pThomas Heyward - pictured outside Mount Gambier Police Station in 2007 - was yesterday cleared of murder charges.

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Mount Gambier Today - Fine. Mostly sunny. 30o – report page 27

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