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.

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

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