Jason Errol Gerhardt.
Jason Errol Gerhardt. Contributed

Man to stand trial over Coonarr stabbing murder

A 43-YEAR-OLD man has been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court, accused of the stabbing murder of a man at Coonarr.

Sporting a mohawk and prison issued clothing, Woodridge man Jason Errol Gerhardt appeared via video link in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court today as the evidence against him was handed up by the police prosecutor.

Craig Marshall, 44, died in the early hours of August 1 at his home in Coonarr, sparking a state-wide man hunt for the accused, who was allegedly known to Mr Marshall.

Two days later Gerhardt presented himself to police at Logan on August 3, where he was arrested and charged.

Among the evidence handed up yesterday was numerous DNA samples and certificates, clothing, the recordings of the Triple Zero calls to emergency services, crime scene photographs and Mr Marshall's autopsy report.

Police Prosecutor Hayley Glover also handed up CCTV footage and witness statements.

When Magistrate Aaron Simpson asked Gerhardt if he had anything to say he simply replied, "No. I've got nothing to say".

The matter will be heard in the Supreme Court at a date yet to be set.

Gerhadrdt is also facing three summary charges, one each of driving without a licence after being disqualified by a court, driving while a relevant drug is present and contravening a direction of police.

Those matters were adjourned until October and Gerhardt remains in custody.



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