Allansford arson case adjourned to February

A FORMER Allansford woman charged with arson has had her committal hearing adjourned until February next year.

Roslyn Beevers, 52, now of Colac, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday for a committal hearing mention.

Ms Beevers and her former partner Robert Conn, 68, both previously of Grauers Road, Allansford, along with a 53-year-old Melbourne man, have been charged with arson after police allege the fire which destroyed a $1 million Allansford home last year was deliberately lit.

A contested committal hearing was scheduled to be held at Warrnambool on December 4, 5 and 6 involving the three co-accused.

Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said yesterday it was clear the committal hearing was expected to take a lot longer than the time allocated in December.

Office of Public Prosecutions solicitor Raeleene Maxwell said the five-to-six-day committal hearing for the three co-accused had now been scheduled to start on February 3. Ms Beevers’ solicitor Alan Hands said his client would not be giving evidence at the committal hearing.

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