Chris Dawson’s layer Greg Walsh has fronted media outside Central Local Court, to reveal why his client – who has been charged with murder in relation to the disappearance of his wife Lynette – has not applied to bail. He also related claims Lynette was seen alive after her disappearance.
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The case, which has returned to prominence thanks to the hugely popular Teacher’s Pet podcast, has created a media frenzy.
Dawson did not apply for bail, with his lawyer explaining why.
‘His brother came and saw me, who is a solicitor,’ Walsh said. ‘And I was given a huge amount of material, so I worked most of the night and today they to try and read as much as I can, but it’s a very important application for bail and it’s an important charge against him, and it has to be prepared properly.
'There’s no point in rushing cases like this.’
Dawson is expected to be back in court on Friday. Walsh emphasised that his client deserved the presumption of innocence, and revealed he had not listened to the Teacher's Pet podcast.
He added that his client 'doesn't know' if Lynette is still alive.
The lawyer claimed Lynette was 'observed by a number of people' after she went missing 35 years ago. 'Unfortunately two of those people are deceased.
'One of the witnesses who died, her daughter gave evidence at the second inquest, and she said that "My mother told me and if she was here today, she’d say she saw Lyn Dawson after her disappearance".'
There were also claims of alleged bank transactions which the lawyer claimed were not the subject of proper investigation at the time.