Murder suspect files third bail appeal


A BUSINESSMAN charged with the murder of his chief engineer in Port Moresby in June last year is applying for bail in the Supreme Court.
Golden Valley Enterprises managing director Justin Parker filed the bail application at the Supreme Court after the National Court rejected his two applications.
Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia told lawyers representing Parker and the State that the bail application would be heard on Dec 15.
Sir Salamo directed Parker’s lawyer to serve the application to the State within 14 days.
Parker’s lawyer told the court that the bail application was filed on Nov 8.
He said Parker had been in custody since June last year and needed to be out on bail for medical reasons.
He said there were five affidavits filed in support of the bail application including two from the Bomana prison commander Haraha Keko and Parker’s wife.
State lawyer Joe Apo from the Public Prosecutor’s Office said he would be objecting to the bail application.
Parker, 43, from Minj in Jiwaka, was charged with the alleged murder of chief aircraft engineer Lapan Nason, 54, from New Ireland last year.
He allegedly assaulted Nason at about 4am at his residence at Gorobe Street, Badili on June 6, 2015.

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