Extradition to SA confirmed for murder-accused women
UPDATE 11.40AM: PAPERWORK has been processed to extradite two young Ipswich women to South Australia to face a murder charge.
Bernadette Burns, 21, entered the prisoner's dock in Brisbane Magistrates Court wearing a green prison tracksuit.
Sitting cross-legged in the dock with her head - adorned with dark locks in a high, loose bun - hung, she occasionally looked up to survey the public gallery.
Once she realised the paperwork was still being processed in the court's registry, she took the opportunity to rest her head on the wall behind and close her eyes before her extradition hearing began.
Brittney Jade Dwyer, 19, entered the court after her friend, wearing a similar green tracksuit.
She sat with her hands clasped in her lap before being asked to stand, her untamed dark hair and dark eyes perhaps an indication of a few nights in the watchhouse.
The magistrate ordered both women, who live in units on Redbank Plains Road, to face Adelaide Magistrates Court tomorrow.
South Australian police were waiting in court for the orders to be made.
They will now extradite the young women to Adelaide to formally face the murder charge.
11.08AM: TWO young women charged over the suspected murder of an elderly man in Adelaide are still in custody awaiting a warrant to extradite them back to South Australia.
Brittney Jade Dwyer, 19, and Bernadette Burns, 21, have been in custody since Friday after police searched homes in Ipswich last week.
The women, both from Redbank Plains, are accused of murdering Robert Whitwell, 81, at his Craigmore home.
Neighbours found his body about 11.30am on August 8.
Dwyer is Mr Whitwell's granddaughter.
The magistrate in Brisbane Magistrates Court adjourned the cases until tomorrow because he did not have any paperwork on the matter.
The court heard the warrant from South Australia had not yet "materialised".
But Magistrate Barry Cosgrove said he was prepared to hear the matter earlier if the paperwork arrived.
The pair is expected to be taken straight to Adelaide to be formally charged with murder in Adelaide Magistrates Court once the paperwork is complete.
The circumstances surrounding the grandfather's death have not been made public. - ARM NEWSDESK